What color is your thumb? Are you brilliant green,
a desert-maker, are you a Wednesday Addams sort of gardener (poisons and irritants),
flowers only, veggies only, wildflowers, weeds? If you don't garden, what would be your ideal place for plants if you did? Forget time, money, land--say you had everything you'd need to get started on whatever particular green leafy adventure you like.
Alice is the gardener in the family, not me, but I'm pretty sure I can take care of plants. The question is what would I want in a garden? I'm leaning toward seaweeds, probably brown algae like Macrocystis sp.--I mean, if you're going to grow something--and there's no limit on cost, make it different, right? And by "different" I mean make it the "fastest linear growth of any organism on earth." (Stop it. No, there's no deeper meaning here. I just think giant kelp is cool. Okay, I can't resist. Two words: Kelp Spam).
Alice is not only the gardener, she's also the most devastating Plants vs Zombies game player out there. (In deep zombie dens around the world, the name "Alice" is spoken with awe. Zombie kings fear her, zombie children are threatened with her name and gardening skills). Me? I'm a newb. I played my first game ever last night, spent about two hours hooked, and dropped a ton of zombies, even a few of those bastards with screen-door shields. Eat mushroom poison, zombies!
If you haven't played, check it out here: http://www.popcap.com/extras/pvz/ and also try the "Zombator" which lets you create funny what-if-you-were-a-zombie avatar images like the guy up on the top left--yeah, that's me as a zombie. Yes, of course I'd dye my hair a cool purple and wear nothing but black turtleneck sweaters. You think I'd stop being a writer just because I'm undead?