The year after we moved here, I decided we needed a "Garden Lady." Actually, I created two of them. One to carry flowers (a scarecrow???) in the raised bed garden...
This one just retired. She's earned her keep. She tended the raised beds, through rain and shine, for three years. I can't imagine the effort it took to carry hanging baskets during the entire summer! Guess I'll keep her indoors for awhile. I will miss her.
Gardener Gladys "meets and greets!" She tells me I need a guest book. She'd be a natural.
Wouldn't you like to sit right down beside her? She pats the bench for me, every time I walk by. Gardeners appreciate company. I guess that's why I have to sit beside her once in awhile.
I'm not sure which one of us is the shadier gardener.