I have been given grief for not posting more info on my garden. I have not posted because I have been working in my garden! It's funny because while I am gardening I am composing ideas and posts for the blog! Just the other day I was working on tidying up all of my containers and as I was almost finished I thought it might be a good idea to do, 'deadheading - before and after'! Well, all I could do was to take pictures of the after!
The next day I did go around and take pictures of my entire garden! I also took some closeups of my flowers. I think they look great! I will post some pictures below for you to see. Gardening is a full time job! I tell my husband all the time that I need to quit my job (part-time) in the spring, summer and fall because the garden takes up a lot of time. ( It's more fun, too! )
To make gardening enjoyable, you need to divide the garden and the gardening tasks up. Pick one area and decide what needs to be done. It could be deadheading the flowers to promote longer blooming. Or, it could be harvesting lettuce and tomatoes to make a salad.
About weeding, the best time to weed is after a rain fall. It may get a bit muddy, however, the weeds or any other unwanted plant pulls out so much easier and you don't get overheated with the 'workout'.
Like anything else in life, dividing your garden tasks into smaller units gives a greater sense of accomplishment and it makes you go out into your garden more often. So, more gets done and it looks great!
purple coneflower just opening