Meanwhile I have been spending the colder days on my computer looking up other great ideas for gardening. This is the one I came across today and thought it was really clever.
You can check out the information at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-diy-modern-outdoor-succule-94477
I must admit something to you, growing up my dad always had HUGE gardens, I mean like take up most of your back yard kind of garden. As a teenager I remember him coming home from work changing out of his nice clothes and putting on his shorts and cowboy boots (yes this was a fashion nightmare for me) and heading straight to the garden. I think it was his way to de-stress and unwind from his busy day at work.
On Saturday mornings he would wake us kids up EARLY so we could go out and weed and pick the veggies before the humidity and heat of the day set it. I resented this like no other, first of all I hated all veggies, and I hated bugs, slugs and all the the other creepy crawlies that live under spinach leaves and zucchini plants.
~There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler