What’s your favorite part of spring/summer? The warm sunshine? Clear skies? Birds singing and bees humming? I enjoy all of those things because it means I can get outside and start to garden!
Now, I am NO master gardener! I couldn’t tell you what nutrient is lacking in my soil because I don’t get it tested. I don’t always remember all the names of my plants and if we don’t get rain, I usually let the garden fend for itself. Hey, these plants have been around for millions of years and there was no one around to water them then so why waste my time now? Ok, sometimes I water, but not all the time!
I garden because I like to be outside. I like the way my garden looks mid summer when everything is in bloom. I like weeding. Yup, I said that! I like weeding because when I’m done the garden looks so nice! I don’t enjoy it, but I like the end result. I like watching my flowers grow and bloom and die back, only to start the whole process again next year. For me, it’s just a relaxing place to be.
We put in a vegetable garden this year for the first time. That is not as fun to me as my flower garden! Toby has done most of the work with that. The planting, tilling, watering and some weeding. I have tried doing my part, but honestly, vegetable gardening doesn’t thrill me like flower gardening does. I did do some weeding yesterday and that was no fun! Harvesting we’d better do together because there is a lot of stuff out there!
How about you? Do you garden? Flowers, veggies, rock, water, containers? I think it’d be fun to see what everyone else has and does so feel free to slip a photo in and let us see what you’re up to! Our growing season just began up here so the flowers aren’t too big, but the anticipation is high.