(What? You've never heard of the Birthday Frog? The Birthday Frog is like the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, but he brings birthday presents. Get with it.)
I would like, please, for my birthday this year... ... ...
Twenty-five three-year asparagus crowns, variety Jersey Knight
Twenty-five strawberry plants, variety Eversweet Everbearing (heat- and drought-tolerant!)
Two fifty-foot rolls of 48" chicken wire and five-foot fenceposts to keep Max out of the garden
Wire ties for the above
Gift cards to Gurney's and Burpee
A broadfork (Gempler's has a good one)
Three four-cubic foot bags of vermiculite
The use of a cruddy pickup truck so I can haul some compost from the dump
A twenty-five-foot roll of two-foot-wide professional grade weedblocking cloth
A gift certificate to Home Despot so I can build some trellises (trelli? Trellae?) for cucumbers and beans and squashes and so on
A new set of biceps.
Thank you very kindly,
Jo, who has been drinking the Gardening Kool-Aid