Saturday, April 12, 2008

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Why would a sane lady (o.k. the vote is still out on that one) tear out a fairly low maintenance yard 18 years ago and plant an extremely high maintenance one. One reason is that it was really good Therapy. Not cheaper than therapy considering the money we have spent on plants and everything that goes with them but alot more fun. My husband came home from work one summer day in 1990 and discovered I had taken a chain saw to the shrubs in the back yard. I did enough damage that we could only go forward. Re-did the entire N.E.S.W. of the yard and loved it. It gave me joy and good times to say nothing of aches and pains for several years. I don't think I once gave a thought to the fact that I was getting older each year and this was just going to get harder. For the past 4 years I have been trying to get it back to a managable amount of work. I have 500 bulbs for the spring and I plant things that will bloom in the fall-- because did I mention that we don't live here in the summer. Go figure. Can you tell I spent the entire day in the yard and I'm now looking for the industrial strength Ibuprofen.

3 comments:

andi said...

Wow! That yard is completely amazing. And here I always thought hiring a house cleaner was the alternative to paying for therapy. (I can't afford either and REALLY need both!)

ChrisB said...

Hi thank you for visiting my place. I too am a grandmother (3 grandchildren). I read a few of your recent posts and I guess we have things in common. I have a daughter who is 41 and she lives in San Francisco. See you again.
I should also say I enjoyed reading about your farm life.

GardenGoose said...

love all the plants/flowers.