A true history of human events would show that a far larger portion of our acts
are the results of sudden impulses and accident,
than of that reason of which we boast.
The other day, while walking across the parking lot in the city with my hunger in tow and dreams of chocolate dancing in my mind I absorbed and enjoyed the warmth of the sun that was shining brightly and the comfortable breeze that blew from the south. I stepped onto the sidewalk and was hit with the most intoxicating fragrance; it grabbed my senses and guided my feet in the direction from whence it came. My feet were now being controlled by my nose.
My nose high in the air in search of the smell that had my thoughts swoon at the thought of finding that somewhat familiar yet unknown smell, my feet stopped in front of a huge floral display in front of the Metro store. My eyes quickly jumped to what I had been led to, just as I thought, Lavender. Those little blue flowers and that heavenly smell had hypnotized me and all other thoughts left my mind, I had to have it. I grabbed a cart someone had discarded close to the stand and carefully set it in very pleased with myself, and then I saw the sign.
3 for $20. Yikes that seemed a little high but with that aroma stimulating my senses, I had to have it, I just had to, now I had to pick two more.
This whole wedding thing is certainly changing the way I think lately, my need to make things pretty has me craving things I never did before, hence the chocolate on the mind but flowers in the cart, yes indeed that does not sound like me at all. I have never been a flower gardener I tend to grow things I can eat and if they have pretty blooms I am happy with that but it has never been my top priority for gardening.
I continue to read and enjoy the blogs of others like my friend Jen @ http://www.muddybootdreams.com/ and Joy @ http://canadiangardenjoy.blogspot.ca/. I have long appreciated their knowledge and how beautiful their gardens are and thought about how much time and effort they put into them. Lately I find myself thinking about how lovely it would be for all those wedding guests coming to my farm to see beautiful gardens and possibly think that I knew what I was doing. Oh dear that does not sound like me at all.
Two more choices without any knowledge were not as difficult as I thought it would be. Well the Lavender I was convinced was going to have all those guests swooning trying to figure out where that intoxicating smell was coming from much like I did. The other two choices I have to admit were because of the "Pretty" factor and nothing else. I think the one without the label is a Foxglove perennial but I am sure someone will let me know, all I was thinking of it as “The bells and whistles” part of the wedding, don’t be surprised by that thought, I am pretty sure you all understand my mind by now (now that sounds like me). The Blanket Flower (that is what the label says) was just so cute and apparently will last through till the fall, perfect. I then headed into the store.
Walking through the store and wondering what I had come there for I noticed everyone who was turning to look in my direction and into my shopping cart, smiling. No doubt they were wondering where that intoxicating smell was coming from, I must admit this made me feel kind of special like I imagined a real knowledgeable gardener must feel, not the “Incidental Gardener” I truly was.
I was lucky enough to find another flower and threw it into the cart on my way to the cash register, a nice big creamy white cauliflower, I love cauliflower. I had completely forgotten about the chocolate that I went to get in the first place until driving home happily cocooned in that intoxicating smell and then realized I was still hungry. That does not sound like me at all.