Why is it when I‘m at work all I do is think about what needs to be done in the garden. Or sometimes I’ll get inspired to immediately set out to buy a new plant because it will be just perfect in the spot I am imagining. The thought consumes me and I envision myself driving directly to the garden center because it can’t possibly wait until my day off. That’s kind of what’s been going on all day today.
This weekend I did more rearranging in the front garden. I put my Yarrow in a larger pot and picked up a beautiful Dalhia in Mystic Dreamer Pink. It was 100 degrees and too hot to do much of anything. This did not stop me Sunday afternoon when I sprung from a nap and rushed to the garden center to pick up fresh kitchen herbs. Never mind I already have kitchen herbs, I just wanted to make a new herb pot and keep them handy right on my front porch. While I was at the garden center, I came upon some Blue Hyssop. Couldn’t walk away without that (even though I have no more room left on my porch.)
It was about 7 pm Sunday evening, but I had a sudden urge to remove every container plant and sweep the entire porch. The reason for this was because on Saturday I noticed a lot of spider webs and the earwigs have been making my plants their dinner buffet. By the time I finished, it was dark and I headed to the back by the vegetable beds where I had taken some of the old Candytuft that was looking tired. As I stood in the back overlooking that garden, I realized it needed some serious attention. The weeds were getting unruly and my containers back there were getting too disorganized. In my head, it is a mess.
I have not been able to stop thinking about this all day. I sure hope this week goes by fast because I have some serious work to do.
Angelonia Archangel Pink