I feel uncomfortable watering the newly planted grass and flowers. There I said it. We try to be environmentally aware and it just feels wrong. Our recycle bin is always overflowing and we turn the water off when we brush our teeth. We occasionally even remember to take our reusable grocery bags with us when we go shopping. It has been in the high 80s and 90s recently–way too dry for new plants that are still trying to establish themselves. Yet, it feels like I’m wasting water by keeping our yard hydrated. At the same time, I’ll be seriously annoyed if any of my plants die because I spent way too much money on them. I keep telling myself that this is just to get them going this first year. After this, they are on their own. I lie. Kermit was right, it ain’t easy being green.
June 7, 2011