Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finding Inspiration

Around this time of the year gardening can get to be a bit of a drag. The weeds seem to be winning, watering is constant, and yesterdays almost perfect zucchini is the size of your leg today. It all begins to cast doubt on your gardening prowess. Especially when you ponder Martha's perfectly manicured and bug free cabbage heads. Well friends, I am here to tell you that if we could hire staff and gardening was our full time job, we too could boast a weed free garden worthy of awards! Regardless I am going to guess that despite the weeds, bugs and unstaked tomato's you still have more squash than you can handle and the tomato's are to die for! So reward yourself. Spend the heat of the day looking through garden books for ideas and not a reason to criticize yourself. Another option: your local botanical garden. Look for ideas, plant combinations, artistic placement and something to remind you why you like to garden.

Monday, August 9, 2010


There is something really sublime about watching mother nature do your chores. A fabulous rain brings lots of nutrients and growth! Thank you, I needed a break from my chores! Maybe now I can spend some time on preservation of garden crops. I wish you all a very full rain barrel!