I love our current house it’s adorable and very quaint. It literally looks just like a barn complete with a silo. 😮
It’s as the kiddos would say nowadays…Totes Adorbs. 😀
Buuuut it is surrounded by more man made materials than God made ones. Considering we moved here from a place that was more like God’s Green Acres, I’ve had to get used to the idea of container planting….no room for a garden ya see. 😦
So, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps got some containers from yard sales, bought a couple cans of spray paint, and voila instant be-yooootiful planters!
I bought some pretty flowers and some veggiebibbles and filled up my flower beds with planters of differing colors, shapes, and sizes.
Well, everything was going well, until we hit a bit of a dry time. So I began watering them daily.
Now in the beginning I was watering my potted plants with the drinking water we buy.
Side note…. We buy our drinking water. I don’t like city water, it’s bad enough it smells like a highly chlorinated pool when I take a shower and my hair looks like a victim of chemical testing… So, I definitely Don’t drink it or cook with it.
Anyhoo, back to the story, so the hubby noticed we were running through the water fairly quickly and spotted me watering the plants with it. He politely asked me if I was insane, then requested that I stop using it on the plants immediately.
I began collecting rain water in buckets to water my plants with which worked well, until the before mentioned dry spell…you sort of need, oh I don’t know, Rain to collect Rain Water!
So, I watched the other people on the block to see how They watered their plants. Well low and behold they were just using the good ole outside garden hose.
Well, I decided to do the same….And the results were Disastrous!!
After a mere 3 days of watering with the hose, my beautiful plants went from being vibrant, colorful, strong, happy planteez to being ugly, yellowed, wilting, sad visages of their former selves.
All I could think of was, What the heck was in that water?!
I have no idea what sort of chemical content is in our water, but if it does that to poor unassuming plant life, what is it doing to us?!
I try not to think about it too much, it gives me nightmares. Oy Vey everyone, Oy Vey.
So, I’m back to using the drinking water we buy to water my plants, sorry babe…At least until the Lord dumps some rain on us. Then I’ll have 10 buckets sitting out in the driveway waiting to be filled with water for my poor potted plants.
The Blue Moon Thinker 🙂