A double header today for the A-Z Challenge
Ok. So all you people from Austin are probably going to laugh at me but this year I decided to grow indigofera. Doesn’t your tongue just love to say that? in-di-go-fer-a Yet, already I can hear your thoughts coming at me from across the aether.
Me vs The Vile Thoughts of Reason:
TVTOR: What in the world …. who wants to grow a weed?
Me: Three words, friends: Nitrogen, Pretty and Shade.
TVTOR: But it will take over
Me: Pish. Take over. You say that like it is a bad thing. Plants that are too happy may be a problem for people like YOU with soil and sunlight but that “problem” (ahem) isn’t an experience I share. haha (obvious bravado)
TVTOR: The one you have growing here isn’t native. Is it Indigofera tinctoria? At least you could use it to make indigo.
Me: Uh no. But it has flowers! And someone on Dave’s Garden said it will grow in the shade. In Austin.
TVTOR; (shakes head sadly)
Each day I go out into the back yard to admire it. Today it looks like a miniscule thing with three pathetic leaves but I say unto you: Three leaves today. TOMORROW THE WORLD!
I’ve heard it said that people don’t care about polar bears. That sharing stories about animals just doesn’t grip people’s imaginations or help them understand why they should care about all the issues threatening our planet. People only care about people the argument goes.
I am not convinced. What do you think would happen if we put cats on the posters, instead? We’d probably have a revolution.