|My garden, same date as the pictures below|
In a previous (largely unnoted) blog post about ageism, I complained about how older folks automatically assume that younger people are idiots. That's the framework here. In a quick stroll around the City Farm last week, I saw many pathetic looking gardens. I once stopped by to chat with the gardener who manages the disaster area in the photo below. She was pouring Sevindust over every plant in her garden and I said,
"Wow, must be some crazy cutworms."
She responded, "No, I don't have them yet, it's a pre-vent kind of thing."
I said, "Well, you know it breaks down after 7 days, so if you don't already have worms...."
Her: "Boy, you sound the internet. I'll be OK, I've been doing this a lot longer than you!"
And her garden?....drumroll............
|Oh wait, you're NOT trying to grow mud and pebbles? My bad!|
|Record breaking garden of wiregrass can feed a village....of ants|
I make plenty of mistakes. Enough for a few people. Or a small army. So it ain't about perfection.
But why are people so damn ornery?