I was thinking on the way home, that I would LOVE to just work in a greenhouse/botanical garden/plants-related type of thing, as in, for a living. I already do it for no pay and love it, so I dunno . . . how can I do some origami on my career path and just garden all the time?! I'm kind of obsessed, here, and I have seemingly endless energy for it. Hmm.
I love all my pals over there (we were really yucking it up today), and the freebies (marigolds!) and cheapies (let's see, today I got: an Edgeworthia TREE, omphalodes, fringe cup, asclepias, lavender, hydrangea, bird's foot violet, catananche, veronica peduncularis "Georgia Blue"!), and just learning so much -- today a passionate potato person came in from Everett, and I ended up with an October Blue purple potato to plant, WHICH has as much nutritional goodness in one li'l tuber as a whole pint of blueberries! Amazing!
I think I'm going to start volunteering on Tuesdays at the Fort Vancouver Period Garden (many of the same buddies do that, too). I was holding back so gardening didn't take over my life too much, but I think I'm almost already at that point so I may as well let it!