Mother's Day: Hint, hint!
Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Amy Davis
Mother's Day is almost upon us and in the past my Mother's Day gift was always the same: 6 tomato plants and the time away from my young children to plant them.
The tomato plants. Not the children.
The children are grown now, and so is the tree that hovered over my vegetable garden. My tomato crop -- heck, my whole vegetable crop -- now consists of two plants in two deck containers.
So what do I want for Mother's Day this year?
A new wheelbarrow.
Pretty sexy gift list, huh?
There is nothing wrong with my old wheelbarrow that a new tire wouldn't cure. But the tire has not been repaired by my DH despite frequent requests, so I am going for a replacement.
I am hoping for something in a pretty color, too.
My wheelbarrow has a spot up against the fence during the summer for easy access. It isn't terribly unsightly, but a bright red or a lime green replacement would be nice.
Another pair of garden gloves are not going to get it done for me, but my friend and fellow blogger, Kerry Michael, has some Mother's Day suggestions on her container gardening blog at about.com. Take a look....and then take a hint!