Absolutely beautiful gardening days, but I haven’t been able to put time in… and it feels like it is killing me. It’s not, just feels that way. The main distraction is the looking for and buying a new refrigerator. The old one is kaput. The other distractions are that I have lots of child centered work and errands, and the garden really must take a backseat to that. I did manage to buy some needed peat moss while out, though. So I really am hoping this week will continue to be ideal weather and I will get my plants in and some weeding done. I probably will move a round a few things while I’m working out there.
This week we did remove some weed trees, and finally trimmed out almost all the purple sand cherry. It was such a fine specimen before this past winter’s damage. I do remember the warning that these are short lived trees, and damage from different sources is to be expected. Still, it is a fraction of what it was now- not half the tree it used to be! but that whole experimental garden needs work, so I will trim things out of that area and re-think what I would like to see there.
There has been good progress, but not near what needs to be done.
Speaking of re-working things I think the blog here needs a new look. Don’t know when I will have the time to actually do it, but that is what I have on the “to-do” list.
Recently I just want to forget about all my other obligations and just spend all my time in the garden. It is such beautiful weather and my mind has been so overwhelmed and distressed. Nothing soothes my soul so much as setting everything right in the garden, with only my trowel and my garden fork. ( Well, usually much more equipment than that, but I could be about as happy if not as efficient with just those two things). Flowers, leafy greens, sunshine and blue-skied autumn days are healing things. To dig in the soil, see a well cultivated garden bed, the hopefulness of the newly placed plantings… it helps me see what is right in the world and gives me a brightened perspective to connect with the growing things of the earth.