renting and gardening: outdoors and indoors
Full disclosure: I am not a gardener. I love the idea of plants and gardens but am no good at nurturing them. Daniel, however, is great at it. He would live off the land as a farmer if he could, but our renter status has curtailed that dream, at least for now. That’s not to say we don’t have options here. Our landlord told us we could garden on the Walthall grounds and even offered to loan us his tiller. But since the land belongs to the neighborhood association and the soil seems a little iffy, Daniel decided to go with a modest container garden this summer.
But that’s not all the gardening we do; we have an indoor garden, too. Situated on the pony wall that divides the bedroom from the landing (and the rest of the condo, for that matter), the garden soaks up light from the 8-foot windows and provides additional privacy/screening.
And of course we enjoy the landscaping around our building and on the Walthall grounds.