Sometimes it’s important for us to just sit back and enjoy our gardens without fussing over every little thing. If you just spend all day looking for weeds to pull or finding problems to fix, you miss out on the reason why you garden to begin with.
For the love of it.
Gardening can be so addictive and therapeutic for so many of us! I know I sure love it. I woke up, grabbed my coffee and my EpiPens and headed right out. I love seeing new things daily here, like these poppies that opened over night…
And more wildflowers are appearing everywhere I look…
I started to do more hoeing first thing but I’m afraid to push it and end up paying dearly later. It’s very hard but I have to pace myself or else my immune system will go off like a roman candle and once it starts, there’s no stopping it until the slow motion anaphylaxis runs its course, which can take up to a week.
No one has time for that!
Yesterday I started to dig the hole for the wisteria, over next to the pumpkin patch and the tri-color beans. It’s both shady and sunny there and the old windmill base will make a great trellis for it, so hopefully it will thrive here.
Well, when it finally gets there. We have the worst rocky soil ever so it’s slow going when it comes to digging larger holes. Plus, like I said, I have to pace myself so what would normally take a day or two will take me a week or more but I’ll get there, eventually.
At least I can set it there to see if it will be happy before committing fully to that spot but I think it will be good. Not too hot, not too cool.
Speaking of the heat, the pups are loving that their misters are turned back on and Fred and the girls are loving all the little shady areas I’ve created for them…
This time of year it’s always a priority to keep everyone cooled off, including me. I am literally allergic to it so I can’t stand the heat!
Some days I have to force myself to go back inside because after spending a long winter cooped up I can honestly say I’d rather be outside than anywhere right now.