It is that time of year when I have to choose – sit inside and blog about gardening or go outside and actually garden. Real gardening wins every time.
We have a small family farm, and we all have our roles. Some are starring and others are supporting, but we all have several hats we wear.
I have the starring role when it comes to taking care of the perennial beds of which we have many. Probably too many for a person my age. The heart and mind are willing, but sometimes the body is not so cooperative.
I am learning to not expand and to try to narrow the focus so there isn’t so much dead heading, pruning, dividing and weeding to do. I’m still working on my plan to enjoy more and work less. If any of you have been successful at that be sure and let me know how you did it. 🙂
I also worked last Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Ask A Master Gardener table at a local plant sale. I love that plant sale – lots of experienced gardeners to talk to and hundreds of beautiful plants they have nurtured for sale. It is fun to see the crowds line up in the driveway and wait for the church bells to toll so they can get in to buy their plants. This coming weekend I’m working my County Master Gardener plant sale – more great gardeners and beautiful plants.
It has been dry here in NH but we had some rain on Sunday and we have the potential for some more this week and that is a really good thing.
We still have cool nights so the veggies I have planted are either underneath some nice toasty clear plastic juice bottles with the bottoms cut off or under my vented plastic I bought last year from Fedco. That was the best money I ever spent on something for the garden.
So, here are a few photos of what’s going on in the garden. I hope your weather is cooperating and that you are having plenty of time to work in your own gardens. I’ll be checking your blogs in the evening to see how you’re all doing but during the day you can find me outside with dirt under my nails and a smile on my face.