’tis may and time 💚 to begin gardening
although i already have. begun. first: perennials are everywhere without any help (or harm) from me, and second: i have been diligently weeding and cleaning up debris, leaves, whatever, for weeks
where does it all come from? 😱
I purchased plants, flowers, herbs, some a couple of weeks ago and they’re still not in the ground. Have been ready to go all-in but no. Of course, when I am willing and want to the weather is cold + dreary. So what? you say. Me too.
so in the ground they’re going today
In goes composted soil, plant food, even the markers (plastic tags and old forks + spoons I picked up last week at a secondhand store) so I will know where to find the bulbs that must be replaced to a better location in the fall. Photos of them taken too! I will spread mulch tomorrow — trying to not overdo chores, not as young as yesterday.
bees are hanging about + busy
The one thing I have kept up with is weeding: the downside to gardening. I will create a schedule|plan (DON’T. LAUGH.) for the next few weeks, I guess for the month of May, so that I will do what is necessary before impulses derail me and I end up with more than I can plant, care for, enjoy. Plus the hill before the house is still in shambles — it’s actually worse than shambles. Must wrap my head around it and figure out what to do and how.
we shall see
Oh! And I bought bulbs and other preciousness, much of which I won’t see until next year, so I must consider when they will germinate and bloom and where to plant them. Could my mind be as green as my thumb?