My friend Tracy is an incredible gardener. She glances toward a flower and it blooms.
Okay, she may do more than glance. She may spend a ton of time and energy, and to be honest, she's spent a good part of her life developing an extensive store of knowledge of all things green.
I'm very impressed by it, and find the whole arena thoroughly intimidating. However, after seeing the grounds (and they really are grounds) of her house in Ojai this weekend, I'm feeling inspired to try my hand at gardening.
In a small way.
Three tomato plants and two small blueberry bushes. In pots. On my front patio. (Which is still very much a work in progress, incidentally. Soon there will be planters all around the top of the wall, with a rosemary privacy shrub. Can't wait!)
That's a start.