I am not a gardener by any means.
I mean I could show you my yard, but I am sure you would think I uploaded a picture of a desolate, pathetic dirt field rather than the beautiful Southern Living yard (that I should have, but don't) so I will let your mind wander a bit instead of embarrassing myself.
Of all the great traits I could have received from my mother or my grandmother (she’s even had weddings in her yard), their green thumb was not passed down to me. I mean I should have been given this special skill; I can remember listening to Neil Sperry when I woke up until lunchtime when I stayed with my grandparents. And they had a book with “Neil baby” and some boots on it (now I really know the power of that southern handbook.)
When I was young, I hated listening to that man, but I knew he was very important to listen to and I was to stay quiet until a commercial. It was like church in a way and my grandmother’s yard is the result of her devout listening for so many years – it’s beautiful. If only I had made some mental notes then rather than drowning him out, I would be armed to create something beautiful in my own yard…but hindsight is 20/20.
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Considering I am always looking for a discount and a way to try to do it myself, I think this is pretty ingenious way of getting the not-so-eager beavers out there. And they haven’t forgot the kids with a Children’s Activity Center that is helps teach the kids about gardening with activities they will be able to bring home with them to continue their learning. (Guess I should have had one of those when I was young and I would have paid more attention…)
So I am going…are you? I mean you can’t really ignore your yard or you’ll end up with one like mine that shows its unappreciation for my lack of care. I just hope I can help prevent your yard from going down the drain like mine – rescuing is a lot harder to do than maintaining!
If you want to go, be the first person to reply and you can be the winner of a family four-pack of tickets for the All Texas Garden Show.
Another freebie: Worried about the damage working in the dirt will do to your hands? Well the first 2,000 people at the show get a full-size bottle of Lubiderm. Not too bad since that bottle is more than the price of a ticket – and you can even get a discount at your area Tom Thumb. So load up the stroller and come on out!