Happy Spring! Of course, I love the warmer, sunnier weather, but at the same time, it carries with it a feeling of dread for me, because it means I need to get back to gardening.
There are a lot of reasons I hate gardening, and I’m not going to get into all of them here. As one who enjoys accessorizing, I do like the special hats and gloves and shoes and tools, and I like when things are blooming and green, especially when viewed from my back porch while I’m lounging in a chair and drinking prosecco. But the truth is, I’ve never been great with plants, and tending to them tends to remind me of my past failures.
Right now, I have a lot of weeding and mulching to do — the mulching will come later this week, but I’ll be doing a little bit of weeding every day until then. My session this morning was surprisingly satisfying. Maybe it’s because of where my head has been lately, but I really enjoyed knowing I was ridding my yard of the elements that were overrunning it, and that my plants are healthier and freer to thrive as a result. I suppose I’m all about weeding now, both inside and out, and that makes me feel more like someone who’s committed to growth and health and hopefulness, and a bit less like a gardening failure. (My cute hat and gloves and shoes help, too.)
What have you been doing lately to welcome Spring?
Blog image: Garden Tools by Simon Howden
I actually enjoy weeding as long as those tiny black flies stay away. I planted parsley seeds indoors yesterday. Tomorrow, banana peppers. Then tomatoes. Years ago when I was a child on the farm, my parents started almost all the garden vegetables from seed. I love the generational connection.
Sounds amazing, Clara!
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