I don't have a Smart Phone. My phone is quite dumb. And very old. In fact, it's been deemed "embarrassing" by the younger generation.
My daughters have phones they call "Smart". When we are together and I have a question, they reply "Just a minute", and immediately they are on the internet with their phones, giving me the information I requested.
A Smart Phone would be nice to have at the garden centers when the labels are inadequate, and the workers are too. A few minutes on the phone would let me know if I needed to spend my money on a plant that is calling my name, or just wave and walk on by. But I'm not going to change from my old, dumb phone. I'll just have to learn if an impulse purchase will survive the old fashioned way - by experience!
I don't keep up with all those tech gadgets or "I" toys. I-Pads, I-Pods, I-this, I-that, it's confusing. Well, it probably wouldn't be confusing if I cared. But I don't need any of those things. At least that's what I thought. Until my husband got me an I-Pod!
Now I can rock out to all those old songs I used to listen to in high school! It's fun! And I love listening to it when I do housework. But the garden is a different matter.
I've always loved the peace and quiet that gardening provided. I love hearing the buzz of the bees, the chirp of the birds, the sounds of the planes flying over - wait, scratch that last part! Well, you know. Nature can be a wonderful place to get lost in thought.
Now, my husband also bought me some camellias. (No, he's not in trouble for anything. He's just a sweet guy.) Two Finlandia Variegateds (a white, pink-striped japonica), and a Bonanza (a red sasanqua). But for some reason, I wasn't too excited about digging holes. I needed a push. The rain and cold were coming, so the camellias needed to go in the ground - immediately - even though I'd rather stay inside in my warm Hoodie-Footie.
So, I thought I'd try gardening with my I-Pod. And it was fun, even though I'm not sure I heard much music, as I was still lost in thought most of the time. So, I probably won't use the I-Pod in the garden much, but it was great for jump-starting my motivation. The holes were dug and the camellias are safe and sound in their new homes - right before the rain started! Yeah!
These pictures are all from yesterday, too. My garden is still looking quite nice, though I'm not sure what it will look like after this cold front moves through. I admit I haven't been working outside much. I've been busy inside, getting ready for Christmas, and I'm sorry now that I've missed seeing what may be some of its last blooms.
I need to get smart (like a phone?) and make myself go out into the garden daily. I feel much better when I do. It's a low-tech pleasure - no I-Pod necessary.
Do you go out in the garden daily?