As I mentioned on Monday, I had blog posts scheduled for last week and ready to publish, but alas technology had other plans. SO, I am playing a little catch-up sharing both Week 19 & 20 together for Journaling The Garden.
I have, very recently, spent a fair amount of time in the garden, digging in the dirt, pulling weeds, planting new blooms, trying to tame the wild with a bit of order. Such moments always come at the expense of an aching body in the end, which, honestly, feels good because a sore body usually equals results.
My garden activities also make me yearn to wander the local nurseries in search of new. I am a trial and error gardener willing to take a chance on what inspires me, hoping it will thrive, but not always being so practical about the particulars especially proper spacing. I tend to stuff as many flowers as I can into one tiny space, if I think there was an inch of dirt available. Hubby profusely chastises me for this, but it hasn't kept me from repeating the act over and over. And after I read that Tasha Tudor, one of my very favorite artist/gardeners, also liked to over plant a plot with bulbs, which is how she managed to get them to bloom is such large lush arrangements, I have been even more defiant of warning words.