DALLAS -- I have a new passion, and it's something I never would have thought I'd enjoy.
I've never liked dirt, or bugs, basically I hated being outdoors altogether. So when my fiance started a garden project in our backyard, I thought I'd leave it to him and his green thumb (pink's more my color anyway)...
But I ended up helping. I got dirty, I moved rocks, I did some shoveling. And wouldn't you know it, I love it.
Now, it's my favorite part of the day. I come home after a long stressful day at work, and unwind with some wine and our new plants. And soon, we'll be able to pick the literal fruits of our labor.
The lemons from my lemon tree will make our iced tea even more delicious, and the basil we're growing will add flavor to all sorts of dishes.
And even if you don't like those, you can plant tomatoes, onions, peppers, watermelons. The possibilities are endless!
The Spice of Blythe is: don't be afraid to dig deep and get dirty. A little dirt never hurt anyone, and what you get in return is well worth the effort.
In the end, it's not just the plants that end up growing.