Friday, May 05, 2006

The Resolute Gardener

She shows no mercy on her enemies. Pity the foolish Dandelion or Creeping Charlie. She is out in full force today, with strange implements of weed destruction. Each year a new flowerbed to create, maintain and defend. Her tenacity is legend. The neighborhood watch always slows when their patrol goes by her corner. "Nice Sedum." She barely acknowledges the comment. She is on a mission.

Some say she's compensating for a broken marriage. Some say she's in competition with the neighbor who lives kitty-corner from her. The one with fish ponds (front and back) antique props, and proper stone pathways. That garden was created by a divorcee as well. Who needs a man when you have Nasturtiums?

Pulling weeds can be a catharsis when the heart is troubled. Order is restored, one stem at a time, evil punished, good rewarded. If only sexual relations were so simple.

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Anonymous Kristín said...

But Nasturtiums are so much more rewarding than men.

Don't give me that look, you asked for it!


Blogger Professor Batty said...

...and Nasturtiums are welcome in a salad, as well. And that look is merely respectful admiration...

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