I’m slowly making my way around the garden borders for the first of the season clean-up — edging, weeding, dividing and relocating as needed. Sadly, it’s already June 11th and I’m only half way there!
I have no idea how I ended up with more than 13 mixed borders, a vegetable garden, an orchard (fruit trees, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and currants), and a separate, rather large, pumpkin patch (thankfully planted over with a green manure crop this season to rebuild the soil).
I think my garden has expanded past the size that I can comfortably handle…
And yet, I’ve already enlarged the gazebo border this season (as in I’ve covered it with cardboard and straw to kill the grass; not that I’ve actually found the time to plant it out yet).
I can’t seem to stop myself! Reminds me of the following quote by Phyllis McGinley…
“The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation.
It becomes an obsession.”
When, I ask myself constantly, is enough, enough? I’ve made 3 trips to the local nursery this week AND ordered plants online from Bluestone Perennials because they wisely sent me a 50% off email – they knew I couldn’t resist the compulsion to buy more plants! I feel like I need an intervention.