My designer friend Maureen was visiting today and mentioned that she has an uncanny ability to correctly estimate the number of plants a new installation will require, just by eyeballing the site. While this isn’t a skill that has much relevance for the average gardener, it got us thinking – if we could choose a garden superpower, what would it be?
As I can be rather superficial, my first thought had nothing to do with sustainability or stopping villains in their tracks, and everything to do with looks. I’d like the ability to make a plant grow to exactly the size I specify. Can you imagine? Every garden a perfect show garden and no more client conversations with me backtracking along the lines of “Wow, I’ve never seen (fill in the blank) get so big before!”
Maureen decided she wanted the ability to break in half all noisy, gas guzzling garden tools with the wave of her hand, thus benefiting both the environment and eardrums everywhere.
Hmmm, so it must follow that if you choose a super power that actually fights evil and protects the innocent, you get to be a Super Hero. And you know what that means?
That’s right, you get a Super Hero name!
Here are some ideas I’m considering for my Super Hero alter ego:
The Silent Soprano – Sings a note too high for humans to hear, instantly flattening all weeds in a one mile radius.
ReversaGirl – With a glare of her genetically modified eyeballs, can stop the spread of invasives in their tracks.
The Seasonator – Speeds up the seasons so that spring arrives a month early, bringing joy to impatient, snow-bound gardeners (this being more of a regional Super Hero option).
Haven't decided on my final choice yet. How about you – what’s your super power?