Because I have an extensive garden, I often get asked what folks should plant in their gardens. My response is always the same: plant what you love.
Gardens are alot of work. No getting around it. And after a long day of digging, hauling, lifting, pruning, planting, weeding, fertilizing, mulching and watering, you’d better like what you are looking at! 🙂
Our home came complete with a fairly nice landscape base but it contained many plants that I simply did not care for. It took about three years for me to summon up the courage to remove said plants and start building my garden. And it’s a process that will continue until the day I become compost. 😉
So when the knees of my jeans are encased in dirt, my muscles are sore and my hands appear like I’ve been farming the back nine, I don’t have to look far to understand why I do it. The reasons are right there in the peonies and the clematis, in the rhodies and the azaleas and even, in the vegetable garden. I also see it in the eyes of the birds and critters who share this space with us.
Yep, my garden is a labor of love and right now, this labored gardener could use a hot bath! 🙂