The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 5
As this was my first dwelling with my own yard I was determined to have nice looking grass and a flower garden. I grew up in suburbia where lawns and gardens were always a main topic of conversation between neighbours. The weeds migrating from the property next door presented a problem. The men I hired to do the mowing brought me grass seed. I diligently watered early and late as instructed. Dan said I was wasting my time; there was nothing I could do about the weeds. Henri consulted his latest edition of Better Gnomes & Gardens and concurred.
I persisted to no avail. The weeds won in the end. But they were delightful in their own way. Whenever something new sprouted I was excited. Each time I presented my latest wildflowers to Dan and Jane. And they would kindly explain the specimens were weeds.