Thursday, August 21, 2008

Murphy's Law for Gardeners

Over the last year I have had a few encounters with Murphy's law. Here are just a few.
1. No matter how much stuff you put in the compost pile, there will never be enough compost.
2. Spring weather will be warm and sunny and then temperature will drop into the 40's the week you put out your tomato seedlings
3. As soon as you make the perfect, nice, fluffy garden plot, the dog will decide it is a perfect doggie bed.
4. It will rain on the days you take off work to get the garden started in the spring.
5. Your puppy will think your veggie garden is a perfect place to jump up and down.
6. Your cat will believe the garden is a litter box and butterflies are toys.
7. The minute you set up your new rain barrel, the rain will stop.
8. Your non-gardening spouse will give erroneous gardening advice to the neighbors
9. You will try to grow a plant that has died on you year after year because 'This will be the year." Then you will be surprised when it dies yet again.
10. You will have a surprise encounter with a slug, toad, or some other critter that makes you run and scream.
Do y'all have any Murphy's law observations?
Here is a flower bed I had to fix after the clients dog decided to use it for a bed. I really like the little black fence.
This is a pretty bed, but all the roses are sick because of yo-yo rain and drought.
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