Friday, May 24, 2019

Why Garden? You Just Have To Do it All Over Again

Let's get one thing clear.  I ain't no gardener.  I hate gardening and when someone tells me that it is therapeutic, it makes me wonder.  What is fun about bending over all day in the hot sun, getting sweaty and filthy?  I suppose some people feel that way about housework or any number of things that we consider chores.  

The weeds grow back, the house needs cleaning......

HOWEVER...last week I looked at the flower garden and decided it was time!  It extends around the entire yard and has a million or so different plants.  Almost all of them bloom, including the weeds.

I spent four-and-a-half hours weeding one day and could hardly walk for a day or two afterward.  I found no satisfaction in it and after looking at the yard, it looked as though it hadn't been touched.  That means I have to do it soon - AGAIN.

Can You Tell the Difference?

When the lawn guy cut the lawn, I asked him about weeds vs. flowers and he said, "If you don't like it - get rid of it."  Now that is something I understand, and I predict a whole lot of digging in my near future.  Once I get a half-million or so plants out of the way, I'll be able to see what to keep -- like rose bushes and lilac trees.

I thought that spending time in the garden would help with my stress level -- WRONG.  It has been one tough month emotionally which has consumed my time and thoughts.  

Consequently, this month instead of sharing what has been going on behind closed doors, I will share some wonderful and fun pictures of my grands.  No matter what, they make me smile.  

I thank God for a wonderful family and friends.  It sure helps me through those rough patches.  I am blessed and know that a lot of people have to go through incredible struggles and trauma without support.  I believe that is why my talk show is successful.  People are looking for HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT.  Tune in sometime when you need a boost.

Here are those pics:

Always the Entertainer

Fun Time at the Fair

Easter Egg Hunt in the Woods
What a Wonderful World it Would Be if
Every Little Girl Had a Kind Big Brother

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  1. I'm in a catch 22, love a beautiful garden (and you sure have one) but don't like putting the work into it. I love your gardener's advice and now that I think about it, he's completely right, keep what you like and get rid of what you don't.

  2. I'm so sorry you've had a challenging month, Carol. I'm glad however for your friends and family. They make everything a bit easier. Those grands are precious! I love how much your grandson loves his baby sister. I also get the gardening woes. I only have roses and tulips. Easy pease. But, your garden IS gorgeous <3

    1. I can't take credit for it -- it came with the house :)

  3. Sorry to hear things have been rough on you lately, Carol. :( But, oh, those grandchildren!!! Those sweet faces would cheer anyone up, that's for sure.

  4. Awww your grand babies are so cute. They'll get you through the rough stuff. As for the gardening, my husband is a landscaper--he's one of those crazy people who LOVES getting sweaty and dirty outside. I only garden when the temps are in the 60's.

  5. What adorable grands you have! As for gardening, I love it but it can be stressful but once it's planted and thriving I love watching it grow.