Monday, March 30, 2009

This year my garden goes high tech

While many gardeners are aflutter about the newest, shiniest echinacea or New Zealand rarity, I'm dreaming of going high tech this year. My All Geek Garden.

Instead of plants, I will have wires and wi-fi shrubs and cell towers. And flowers will be holograms. (My holograms will look better than Princess Leia and hopefully as good as CNNs). Instead of soil, my garden will be covered with motherboards. And some keyboards. But only the cute, clear, clicky clicky Apple keyboards.

Instead of pests, I'll reboot my garden after resetting my cache, and I'll be good to go. Birds will be replaced with Twitter, and then we'll all kill ourselves.

Just kidding!

But seriously. Now that I've set you in a panic with the above scenario (breathe in, breathe out, deep cleansing breaths, you can do it) just take in this beauty:

That's my summer office in the garden. Or it could be with this cool little office pod. Then I could see all of the weeds germinating while I'm stuck on a multi hour conference call. Or I could go cordless and pull those weeds while putting that conference call on mute. Hey now, that's not a bad idea....

But then I saw this little gadget, hat tip to my friend DaYo, who sent it along, right after we had just chatted about how he needed a time lapse camera to prove how amazingly fast bamboo grows in the spring in his Portland garden.
Hello, genius. A weather proof time-lapse camera that can record your growing prowess over the course of 4 months and 2 GBs. Read about it here.

My high tech garden is almost complete! World domination shall be next!


Wacky Mommy said...

Hmmm. I think I'd rather have a bathtub in the backyard, like my neighbors do (it's enclosed with a privacy screen) and a flute of champagne.

Pretty wild though! What crazeee times we live in.

Mark Colman said...

Pretty sweet! I love the 2GB time-lapse camera! If that office pod were mine, I know my keyboard would get all clogged with dirt.

Renee said...

For a less expensive modular office option, have you seen the one from Ready Made magazine?

You can buy the plans through them and build it yourself. It could be even cooler with some recycled materials.

Rozanne said...

LOL!!! Hilarious post. I'm reading this on April 1st--so it's perfect.

Oakley Rhodes said...

hahaha Those CNN holograms were RIDICULOUS!

Thanks for the laugh!

M. said...

ok, I have to admit I love the pod.

Deb on the Rocks said...

I want a pod. I have plans for converting a shipping storage container into an office, and love Tiny Tumbleweed Houses, but now I want a pod.

Will Radik said...

Nifty! I love the design style of the pod. I wish my whole house looked like that.

Janet said...

Awesome all around!