Well, that’s how it sounds to me, and I have a feeling you’ll agree.
Quoting anchor Lesli Foster: "Garden Coach Susan Harris says a light spray is good for grass seeds but not for shrubs, perennials and certain trees. Deeper rooted plants should get no less than 3 gallons of water. And always hand water because it helps to make your plants more drought-resistant."
Well, I’m sure it made perfectly good sense to me as I was saying it, or some version of it. I believe I pointed to a plant and said I’d give it maybe 3 gallons when I watered it, and that deep watering, which I do by hand, develops deeper roots, which can handle longer droughts. Ya think it matters that I seem to be warning: Never use sprinklers or drip irrigation?
Maybe I’ll go leave a comment to the story to clarify a few things. Like that fine sprays are the wrong way to water ALL trees, not just certain of them. Or am I just picking nits?
This next may be the dumbest, though. After I’d said some clients become gardening addicts and really love it, I was asked: "Even people without a green thumb?" To which I said categorically: "Yes." But friends and family will recognize a look of terror on my face as I’m saying that because I’m not sure I even believe in green thumbs and I had no fricking idea what to say. So, what would you have said?
And how about when I distinguished between weeds and "real plants". Jesus.
But okay, I should just GET A GRIP. It’s great coverage! They link to both my website and GardenRant. It was actually fun to do. The cameraman did an amazing job telling the story of gardening with those hours of "B roll" he concocted, taped, and then sliced together in an action-packed, entertaining way. Very cool. I should just thank Alia, Lesli and Stephanie, from WUSA9 – and I do. Heaps.Susan Harris on May 17, 2008 at 3:16 am, in the category GardenRant Airwaves.