Tuesday, May 1, 2012
D.O.A. On TV for Real!
Yesterday, I was off work early so I floated on over to Highland Nursery in St. Paul to see what they had out. A news crew from KSTP was unloading at the same time. Had I any wit, I would have scooted back into my car but noooo. La la la indeed.
Nick Winkler said they were focusing on landscaping today and could I answer some questions. Aside from trying to block my view of the crow next door, I never landscape, I just garden and collect plants and go about my business. I don't shop anywhere if I have no money. I did not say it's easy to spend BIG. So...
They kept asking about Landscaping from numerous angles and budget, how much do I allow per year, how do I keep track? Blah blah. I probably do spend about the same amount yearly but you sure don't discuss your finances with a news crew.
After seeing the feature, I am so glad I didn't go into a mini-rant about landscaping not being real gardening, how I hate the phrase "plant materials" and how "landscaping" in general is very industrial and not for me. I do enjoy the landscaping along the 45 mile an hour zone on 35E through St. Paul, however, which they show in the clip.
I thought while I was talking to them I was awfully relaxed, and was pleased with myself. However having watched the clip a few times I think I come across as a rather cocky know it all. Ack. So not me!