Vancouver may be hosting the athletes for the sporting version of the 2010 Winter Olympics, but have you heard about the gardening version of the Olympics.
See how many of the competitions you can win Gold in.
The Torch Relay:
Olympic version: The torch is carried through out communities in Canada.
Gardening version: You, and a group of friends see how many nurseries, and garden centers you can visit in one day. Win the gold medal if you require refilling the gas tank, or more than two meals on the road.
Olympic version: Sliders rush down steep hills while laying prone on very small sleds. Fastest one not to run off the track wins.
Gardening version: Walk in the garden, if you can remain upright through the snow, and dead leaves, without slipping and falling, you win a Silver medal. Bonus points if you can identify any green shoots.
Olympic version: Skaters compete to see who can be the fastest on the oval rink.
Gardening version: Run through out the house in your muddy boots searching for one of your over 10 pairs of gardening gloves. Knowing that you put them away in the fall for safe keeping. Win only a bronze if you can’t find a matching pair.
Olympic version: Skiers stop to shoot at targets on a cross country skiing track.
Gardening version: This is a very competitive sport, with gardeners searching out the first blooming crocus, or dandelion. Win gold if you are the first to email photos to all your relatives still buried under snow.
Gold Medal Hockey
Olympic version: Some feel this is the only sport that deserves Olympic coverage.
Gardening version: Finding that rare, and unusual plant on your wish list, and, it’s on sale! This is a automatic gold medal winner.
Go CANADA! Go Gardeners, soon it will be spring.