Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, science fiction romance author, romantic suspense author, zombies, gardens
Isn’t it cute? Still working on filling the empty spots.

I finally have a garden! It’s so cute. All the plants kill zombies, which is really good to have with a possible zombie apocalypse on the way. (I know they won’t help, but I feel I can learn from their techniques…)

It’s not to everyone’s taste, of course, but I got my brains eaten several times earning some of those plants. It’s less stressful to buy them with coins you earn playing the game. And when the plants get big and you play music for them? They give you coins back. I even have a snail to collect coins in my main garden.

There is some upkeep. They need water, fertilizer, the occasional squirt from some bug spray and of course, the music. And what’s really cool about it? When I don’t water them for several days, they don’t get all pissy and droop, or turn brown. And I use the coins they spit out to buy the fertilizer, bug spray, and more plants.

Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, science fiction romance author, romantic suspense author, zombies, gardens
It wasn’t my fault!

The cranky plants are so cute.

Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, science fiction romance author, romantic suspense author, zombies, gardens
Squash= name & function

I can’t eat them, of course, but they help me fend off the zombies when I’m bored. Really hate getting my brains eaten.

Pauline Baird Jones, writer, author, science fiction romance author, romantic suspense author, zombies, gardens
Ouch.

I didn’t know I’d like having a garden. When I was little, my parents had a garden. I liked the veggies, but all the digging-during planting and weeding, and the mosquitos? Not so much. And then we moved to Texas where they have bigger weeds and mosquitos. Deep in my heart, I fear that I’m like those animals that wouldn’t help the Little Red Hen with anything but the eating.

But I’m not afraid to branch out. At first I couldn’t figure out why the lily pad and the mushrooms just slept all the time, but then I stumbled onto the water garden:

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, garden, zombies, plants
Doesn’t get dirty and nothing jumps out where you can accidentally step on it….

And mushroom garden:

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, garden, zombies, plants
These Shroom’s are not a zombies best friend, but my brain is grateful for them.

So, do you like to garden? What’s your perfect garden? Hate them? Hate zombies? I won’t judge, I promise. Got a plan for the apocalypse? Please share. And because I love to hear from you…

…comment on any August blog post and be entered into the drawing for another $10 AnaBanana Gift Card of awesomeness. :-)

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, gardens

Perilously (and finally with a green thumb of sorts),

Pauline

Houston, Perilous P has a Garden…

10 thoughts on “Houston, Perilous P has a Garden…

  • August 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm
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    Huh… and I thought I had it tough defending my garden from deer. You live in a very strange world, Pauline! But congratulation on your garden just the same. Remember: water regularly!

    • August 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm
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      LOL! Yeah, my sister has deer problems. But zombies are tough! LOL! Thank you! I should probably check it right now…. (grin)

  • August 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm
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    That game is much too addictive. I’ve got at least 18 sunflower trophies on my laptop and another 7 on my iPod. It’s a great stress reliever, though. And if the urge to garden ever comes over me, all I have to do is look out the window at my yard. At least weeds are green and can be mowed…

    • August 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm
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      I know! I have it on my iPad, my iPhone, my desktop and my kindle fire (though you can’t do the zen garden in there yet, which is a punk). And yeah, it is my stress reliever. When I’m stuck I go wipe out zombies. LOL! And yes, my yard boasts some weeds as well. I joke it resembles the Klopeks yard (from The Burbs).

  • August 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm
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    My wife is the planter in our family and even she won’t admit to having a green thumb. Our garden this year has sadly had ups and downs (mainly downs at this point) and is surviving by a thread. Glad I don’t have zombies attacking, my plants wouldn’t put up much of a fight!

    • August 7, 2012 at 12:29 am
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      It is hard to find a good zombie fighting plant. LOL! It’s been a weird, dry year. I think plants and gardens are having trouble all over.

  • August 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
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    Wow. I’m impressed by green thumbs. Sadly, mine are more grayish-black. (May my chia pet RIP.) Gardens are treasures, though, and I wish you all the best with yours!

    • August 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm
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      It does help that my garden can’t be killed by anything but zombies. LOL! I would like to get skilled enough to maintain a fresh herb garden, because I do love fresh herbs in my food. I babysat my daughter’s herb pots until they passed on (not my fault. well, kind of my fault), but I loved clipping fresh herbs. I even learned how to use them. Sort of. So I can dream of an herb garden. Thanks for stopping by!

  • August 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm
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    Hilarious post! The only zombies of my gardening is the squash bug–those things have a mission to kill every one of my squash plants before they can produce anything. Squishing bugs is gross–even when wearing heavy-duty gloves. shivers

    • August 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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      Thanks, Diana! I could not squash the bugs, which would be one reason why my virtual garden suits me so well. I hate it when they venture into my house! I hope you manage to save your squash. You are very brave!

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