Growth

PulsatillaTis the season for chaos, if you’re a craftsperson, mother and gardener. I’ve been juggling a myriad of meetings, trying to churn out some stock for orders and coming to grips with the fact that the weeds are currently winning the war in the garden. This blog has been a casualty of increasingly frenetic activity around this house!

Herbs
Herbs

Right now I’m trying to get the garden under control. It is MUCH easier to win the summer weed war if you start fighting as soon as they start growing. I’m a little late, but still in good time. My big plan for this summer involves reworking some of the beds entirely and setting them up so that they need minimal care. This means more dirt, more mulch and landscaping fabric.

Robin, checking out my work
A robin stopped by to check out my work
A grape beginning
A grape beginning

I’m taking it one bed at a time, but am ordering the mulch in a big batch so it all sort of matches. If I can make a dent in the garden during May, July won’t be filled with the quiet, soul-sucking desperation that goes with weeding incessantly.

Thus far the process is going well. I’ve got a plan, broken it down into smaller tasks and am refraining from looking at the big picture lest it scare the heck out of me.

What’s comforting is that, despite my neglect of the past couple of years, the garden is growing and blooming and carrying on without me.

Forget-me-not
Forget-me-not
Erica Carnea
Erica Carnea
Butterfly and Bee
Butterfly and Bee
Azalea
Azalea

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