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I Smell Dead People

Today, the weather is beautiful. Perfect for starting my goth garden!

I spent a couple of hours pulling those dreaded weeds. They fought me to the bitter end. I honestly don’t think I even made a dent in the area, but I did. And it is enough of a start to keep me motivated.

Last night my husband says to me, “I can’t wait until Halloween..”

“Why?”

“Because we can add gargoyles and tombstones to your goth garden.”

I hadn’t thought of this, but it could work if I could find decor made to last and not that cheap plastic crap.

“We’ll see.”

That’s all I could say.

I recently purchased deep purple Calla Lillies. Today, I have been digging a path and flower bed to start my “gothness.”

Fast forward through pain stakenly digging, arms now full of hives, sunburnt, sneezing and out of breath, I start having a vision. What I didn’t realize, is how much Calla Lillies smell like corpses. And yes, I know what a corpse smells like… working in the medical field for 20 years, a person has smelled plently of living, rotten and the dead.

My first thought when I got a whiff of the lillies was, “gross” and my second thought was, “this is perfect for my goth garden! An ambience of corpse smell versus beauty!”

Image by Robin Moreau

I don’t like lillies, especially Easter lillies because I have associated the flowers with, yes, you got it, dead people. Everytime I had a patient die, friends would send lillies. I told my husband multiple times, “if I die before you and you bring lillies to my funeral, I swear to howdy I WILL HAUNT YOU.”

He thinks it’s funny, but I’m serious.

Anyway, I have a large old pot I tipped over and I want to have some sort of foliage spilling out of it, but I’m not sure what yet.

Image by Robin Moreau

I want to create a rock border with a center path. I started the border just to give me an idea of how it will look.

Image by Robin Moreau

I am really starting to get into the groove with this goth garden thing, but had to force myself to stop because I could feel the hives on my arms creeping upward. Bummer, but if I get worse the E.R. will be my evening and NO WAY will I allow that! It happened once before and I know my limit now.

Time to relax and I realized even our chairs look goth!

Image by Robin Moreau

I tell you, I am so excited about this garden I can hardly contain myself! So now I am writing this, relaxing with my sun hat on (usually I don’t wear one, but my head had a little too much sun) and I’m sitting outside with a glass of wine.

Even my clover has a bit of a goth look to it.

I look like such a nerd in my sun hat but who cares! I have wine!

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