You may have noticed that GardenRant has been a total swagfest lately, what with all the giveaways of tools and books and other such freebies. Well, there’s a reason for that: I’m living in Portland for two months, having temporarily joined the faculty of Portland State University as a visiting professor in theirMFA in Creative Writing program. Thanks to the nice people at the literary journal and book publisher Tin House, I have a totally swell apartment, too.
What I don’t have is a garden, or really any interest in one. I mean, Portland is in full bloom right now, and that’s lovely. Last month the air was perfumed with daphne blossoms, and this month the azaleas are doing their insane technicolor thing, and I’m sure something else very pretty is about to happen right now. But I came here to think about writing, to talk about writing, and to do some writing. The rest of you can go garden. I’m doing this other thing. (and writing about it a little on my own blog.)
What does this mean to you? Before I left for Portland, I lined up a whole series of posts in which I do little more than give free stuff to you. Mostly this happened in partnership with my good friend Gen at North Coast Gardening.
So. She and I spent a very confusing afternoon putting together the deceptively simple Triolife Plant Pyramid sent to us by the nice people atEarthEasy. Please note that it does not take an entire afternoon to put it together–it takes about a minute and a half–but because we were too lazy to go inside and look at a photo of the thing, and because the instructions were nearly incomprehensible, it took us forever.
But you will have no trouble at all, because once you watch our video, you will totally get it! The light bulb will go off.
And you can have one! Tell us what you will plant in it and where you will put it (on a table, on a patio, on your roof, etc) and we’ll choose a winner. Gen is giving one away too, so get over there to check out her thing.