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Looking out my Backdoor:

Our gardener, Leo, was gone for a week, off to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas with a group of friends.

"No worries, Leo. I can water my own plants. I'll do a section every day. Go have fun. All will be well."

Easy to say, yes? Harder to live the reality. I figured three sections: front of house, back and sides of house, back yard. One, two, three. Easy, peasy.

Plants, however, are not logical. If a plant is gasping, pleading, "Feed me, feed me," what is a woman to do. I renamed several of my plants Audrey, in honor of that piranha of plants from "The Little Shop of Horrors." I dragged hose, fro...


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