Friday, May 28, 2010

Now to Reap the Benefits!

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 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 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?


2 comments: said...

Hi Lizzie! Love the new look for the blog!

I love gardening and puttering around in the yard. Mostly flowers, too much veggie gardening as a kid on the family farm, just haven't gotten back to it, but I have been thinking about it which is a good start.

I was thinking of starting a daylily farm, but couldn't find the time to start it up this year, but I always have grand ideas that need two or three of me to get the ball rollng... still haven't discovered how to clone myself lol.

Lizzie said...

Hey there girl! Know what you mean about too much veggie gardeing on a farm...been there, too. But, a few years ago the trama had become dim enough I decided to give it a try on a small scale. To my surprise and delight, it was fun. Must have something to do with not having the partents demanding you get out and weed or whatever...grin.