Saturday, June 5, 2010
I have this generous friend who, year after year, lets me and another friend use her front yard for the community’s great garage sale. It is a tremendous event, with thousands of people taking to the streets, so you just know that you’re going to do well. As a thank you we wanted to leave a planter on our friend’s doorstep. But when I went to look at this year’s offerings at the garden centres none of them seemed quite right. There was nothing else to do but hand pick the right shades from plants suited to part sun, part shade. In the end, there were too many plants to fit the planter, so the steps now have two planters to adorn them. They have that limp, just planted feel at the moment, but hopefully they’ll perk up soon!