Posted for 1/25/2013
It's winter and I don't like winter! Bundling up to protect myself from the cold and shoveling snow are winter necessities I don't enjoy at all. The only way I can cope with it is to cut it into small chunks. Soon it will be groundhog day. Then I can chop winter down to just weeks and look forward to my favorite time of year.....spring! I use these dark dreary days to comb through my seed and plant catalogues and search on line to find new plants for my flower beds.
Two years ago I convinced my husband that we should remove all the grass in the area between the driveway and the walk to the house. He had a thousand reasons why it was not a good idea but he finally agreed when I convinced him he would have less grass to mow. When the sod was finally gone we dug the area and amended the soil. I had drawn the plan for the garden so we shopped for the plants I had chosen. It was back breaking work but now we have beautiful color from spring through fall.
When we work in our garden, it is not unusual to have passing cars stop to tell us how much they enjoy seeing it as they drive by. My husband tells them the whole thing was my idea but I allow him to water and weed it now!
It is an ongoing project that will probably never be finished. Each year I move plants I think will do better in another location and add new plants to take thier place. That means more gardens and more work but remember....we have less grass to mow!