Have you ever found a four-leaf-clover? Well, I have found about 60 in the last 2 months. I'm finding them in 2 different locations which are not near each other. Perhaps I'd find them in other places too, but I haven't scoured the city yet. It began as a surprise as I walked my dog, then started to get a little weird.. Now I just expect to find them. I don't remember ever finding one before in my life, or even having any hopes of finding one. Now I think about them all the time and have a large collection pressed in my "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".
According to the internet, you only will find a four-leaf-clover among 10,000 regular 3-leaved clover. But I can tell you it's not completely random. They grow in concentrated areas. The four leaved clusters are attached to plants with regular 3-leaved clusters, but nearby, there will soon be another 4-leaf. Also, this has to be "White Clover"...not other clover look-alikes.
I started pressing them in a book, and didn't even pick every one I saw once it started getting rediculous.. But then I got this idea to make them into charms. Now I'm making these glass charms to give to special people.
Now that the snow is almost gone in Minnesota, I'm finding a lot of things as I walk my dog. The sidewalk salt is bad for their feet, but I can't give the dog a warm paw wash every time we come inside. There's a whole winter's worth of garbage, lost items, rabbit droppings, decomposing squirrels, cigarettes and poop which has all melted out of the snow pile, and is now littering the muddy, moldy grass. I even found this 1/2 onion on the boulevard, which fell into the snow sometime during the winter. Onions are toxic to dogs. My dog will grab anything in his mouth, so I have to watch the ground carefully. It's ugly out there.
Gardening doesn't have to be about wearing bonnets, drinking tea, listening to classical music and serving dainty finger sandwiches while you discuss the finer points of an "English Cottage Garden". (No offense if that's what you like)...And nothing against the English...I have friends who speak English.
what people are saying about 'the rock and roll gardener' :
"I like how you have fused your two interests. Now I won't feel guilty anymore when I go in the garden and put on a Clapton or G n' R on the ipod".
"That has got to be the coolest Blotanical post I've ever read...and yes, I'm ready to party! "
"oooh...the dominatrix R'nR gardener...what are you wearing and is it edible"?
"I've said it before, I'm saying it again: You and your blog ROCK"
"Love the blog -Absolute genius! and good to see the 'Hothouse Flowers' are still getting a mention".
"Sheesh, that's awesome..."
(From Japan) "This BROG is nice".
"Maybe some day when i grow up, my blog will be as kick-ass as yours"!
"Really interesting post".
"I love your pictures, good blog! Get rid of the music"
"Rock on! Thanks for your help with identifying that mystery plant".
"The pictures are great...awesome shots".
"Neza ... you are truly WICKED girl ! "
"Cool "Halloween like" tree on right hand side bar" !!!!
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. - Jack Handey
Rock and Roll Lifestyle
"One day you'll walk into the tattoo shop of life and say: I'm back. ..I'm ready for my new tattoo, and her name is rock~n~roll...Now it's time to make it permanent. You will have been through all the temporary 15 minutes of flash.You will come to realize that you've been being served fast food music and disposable heroes for too long....You know what the man behind the counter will say? _We knew you'd come back."---Motley Crue
Music For Gardeners !
Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi
Datura by Tori Amos or Buckethead
Desert Rose by Sting
Dig For Fire by Pixies
Dirt by Alice in Chains
Flower by Moby
Flower Child by Lenny Kravitz
Garden by Pearl Jam
Garden Grove by Sublime
Roots, Rock Reggae by Bob Marley
The Hanging Garden by The Cure
The Joshua Tree by U2
Wicked Garden by Stone Temple Pilots
Dude Weather Rocks !
Even if you don't live in the Twin Cities, you gotta check out Dude Weather! My favorite basement studio, chain-smoking weatherman.