Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Procrastinating Gardener

I always have grand plans for my weekends; lists of things I want to accomplish.  Garage sale shopping, early morning walks, weed out the flower bed, catch up on laundry.  I usually get everything done except one horrible job that is so overwhelming, I just keep putting it off, as any good procrastinator would do.

My flower beds are once again a nightmare tangle of grass and weeds.  I can't seem to get motivated to go out there and tackle it.  I was able to say the weather wasn't very nice on my day off, but this last weekend was super wonderful and instead of weeding, I spent some time lying in my hammock with a a good book....

This is not a new problem for me.  I face it every spring!  This year's plan was to dig it all out and start fresh with sun loving, drought resistant plants (because not only do I not weed very often, I always forget to water my plants).....and by plan I mean I looked at a magazine and liked the pictures of hardy plants.  I've got some work to figure out what to plant and where it should go, but first, I better get the weeds out.

Sigh.  It's a vicious cycle.


  1. I hear you. I have to grow my flowers in pots because no one wants to weed. :)

    Have a great Tuesday.

  2. I have given up! At least you're still thinking about it.

  3. I enjoy your posts and have nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you're interested see http://blog.janridernewman.com/2013/05/accepting-challenge-and-passing-it-on.html. Happy blogging.

  4. I walked through Home Depot debating buying flowers and then I remembered:

    I kill things.

    Good luck!

  5. Ugh. Our backyard was full of little dandelions; earlier this month Dad put the Kid and I on the watch to kill them roots and all. I think it's safe to say I do not enjoy weeding either.

  6. A mean person with no respect for life or beauty came on my property and destroyed my garden- food and flowers alike- a few years ago. I was to devastated to start again while I live here. Perhaps when I move.

    Best of luck to your garden.

    Just a heads up, you got a mention in my latest blog post.