Thursday, May 20, 2010

In the garden of weedin'

One of the problems with loving flowers and deciding to have a big flower garden is that you have to stay on top of all the chores that come along with it. Sure, mulch helps keep the weeds down, and having mostly perennials saves a lot of labor, but gardens require ongoing maintenance...and the last couple of years have been challenging for me. This year, my knee is healed, and hopefully I can get things in better order.

It's hard to know where to start... Should I be methodical? Should I just plan to set the timer and do whatever strikes my fancy for that period of time and assume that eventually I'll get to all of it? Maybe I should just scrap the whole thing, and start over...? Nah. Too many neat things for me to do that! I can see Jack in the Pulpit peeking around the overgrown spirea, and the crocosima has multiplied a lot... there are peonies and roses blooming, iris and columbine, too.

Maybe I should just take the camera out, and show you...