Step 1: Designate oneself the official photojournalist of this endeavor so that one’s know dislike of bugs, dirt, sweat, and general yard work is not brought too much to the fore.
Step 2: Find an old canoe sitting around full of stagnant water. It can be a beautiful pink / purpley color for added effect.
Step 2: Drill holes in the canoe to drain out the water. (Or rather Ann and I stand around cheering while Paula drills the holes . . . “great work, way to go!”)
Step 3: Turn the canoe over to empty remaining water.
Step 4: Fill bottom of boat with empty bottles for future drainage.
Step 5: Just add dirt!
Step 6: Plant stuff. In this case red and white petunias and canna lilies. The cannas will be the ”people” sitting in the canoe. Pretty clever, eh?
Step 7: Admire the results!
Step 8: Eat BLTs for lunch on the deck.
Step 9: Take a nap and make reservations at Bread and Olives for supper.
Because, to quote the Nova Scotian provincial song, “For it’s early in the morning I am bound far away.”