Finished the last of the major gardening projects this morning and this resulted in a major Happy Dance. For the past week or so, each night my body demanded to know what the heck I did to it.
I love gardening, but I'll be honest...so glad I don't have the yard I used to have. The current one is a little postage stamp of a backyard that I cram with perennials, annuals and veggies, usually tomatoes and squash.
The prior one was a different story. Lived on five acres and had a greenhouse, raised beds for vegetables, a rose garden (which the deer loved), and tons of annuals and perennials...you get the picture. There wasn't a lot "kick back and relax" after the major spring push, but once the unused muscles of winter got use to the idea they stopped grumbling. Good thing, because it was at least a couple of hours every night after coming home from the J.O.B. and weekends, even more. That's what happens when one decides to become a certified Master Gardener...LOL
Now, I'm into the enjoyment...the sound of the water fountain trickling in the background, the soft music of wind chimes and enjoying the beauty around me. Makes for creativity, at least for me. Sat out this morning with my cup of coffee after the last of the mulch was down and let story ideas run through my head.
Yep, I'm going to enjoy the efforts of my labor this year...if the hail doesn't come in and pulverize everything like it did last summer. Fingers crossed.
Do you garden and if so, do you reap the benefits after the spring push?