Let' me show you my Garden Fairy. The one who inspires me and tells me what flowers to plant, where to dig, weed, water, when and where to seed, prune, thin out and what to move and where. No, it's not a dog. This is my Garden Fairy:
She spends her time equally in the house and in the garden. She flies from room to room checking how the garden looks out of the windows. Then, she whispers to me what I need to change.
While I sleep, she turns the pages of garden magazines, books and catalogs, checks the Internet, and then gives me various ideas.
Being an early bird herself, she awakens me early in the morning, calls to the garden and watches how I work.
She is provocative. Sometimes, I tell myself not to buy new plants any more, but she whispers again and again into my ear, and I drive to a nursery and come back with full trunk of plants.
She takes care of me. When I fall asleep on the garden sofa, she chases flies away from me, keeps my tea hot and uses her hat to protect my nose from sunburn.
At night, she brings pleasant flowery dreams, heals scratches on my hands, massages my sore lower back, pulls out a spiderweb tangled in my hair and whispers: "Don't forget to turn over the compost pile..."
I like her.
I like her.
Do you have a garden fairy?
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