Yep, I blew it this morning. What with the holiday weekend, I totally forgot that it was my turn to blog. (Thanx for the reminder, Edie). Well … I’m now here to rectify that mistake. Having this long weekend has thrown off my internal clock … big time.
My only defense is the fact that it’s a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin and I have a ton of gardening to get done. Due to various health issues, it has been around two years since I’d been able to do any decent type of gardening, so I’m absolutely wallowing in the dirt this year. (… and please, no comments about pigs wallowing in the mud, although the comparison is apt).
Anyway, I’m sure that like myself, many of you are enjoying the warmer weather and getting your gardens in. For the past two years my husband, John, tried so hard to maintain the many gardens I keep, but I have to say I have noticed that a number of my perennials have gone missing. Still, I can’t complain. He’s done a pretty good job considering the fact he wouldn’t know what a green thumb was if it bit him on the nose. (Is that even possible?)
However, THIS year, despite still being on a cane and having a hip that’s more often than not killing me, I managed to get out there and begin the Great Garden Reconstruction. For reasons beyond my comprehension, John had decided to tear out three of my gardens and sod them over. Sacrilege! He gave me a song and dance about how this will make it easier on me to maintain the remaining six or so beds I have remaining. Yeah … right. Like that stopped me from going overboard and buying a ton of perennials and annuals. Not a chance. There is no way I’m gonna admit to how much money I spent at the garden centers … but let’s just say it was obscene. I have little doubt that even with the diminished garden space, I’ll find homes for everything that I bought.
Because that’s just how us gardeners roll.
And yes … the pictures I’m adding to this blog were taken from my gardens.
So … are you taking advantage of this wonderful weather and laboring in the gardens? Or are you just wasting your time with going to picnics or BBQs?
Either way … Happy Memorial Day to you and all of the Vets around the world who made the ultimate sacrifices so that the rest of us can remain free. They are the real heros in this day and age where sports figures, singers and actors are viewed as heros. Not in my book … not even close.