It’s May. My back hurts, my hat has a sweat line on it already, and my nails are broken and dirty. Ah, the life of a gardener. 🙂
My gardens are waking up from a long winter but that includes not only the trees and perennials but the weeds as well. In an effort to combat the weeds, I moved four yards of mulch this week, and I still need more.
There are several plants including two Knockout Roses and two Butterfly Bushes that are touch and go as to whether or not they will make it after being buried all winter. Patience or replacement? I guess we’ll see.
I’m also busy working on the upcoming annual Master Gardener plant sale to be held on Sunday, May 24th, and my volunteer gardening has kicked in. I help maintain the gardens at two Catholic Churches as well as three plots at the Joe B. Parks Riverwalk Public Gardens here in town.
This week I worked every day in the garden weeding, transplanting, pruning, planting containers, and mulching while last week, I was admiring the gardens in Brussels.
May – it’s a wonderful month whether you are working in the garden or touring gardens. Which are you doing – working or touring? 🙂