At the beginning of Spring each year, after the extremely long Minnesota winter, I moan and groan about all the work that has to be done in the garden. The endless weeding, mulching, deadheading, transplanting, more weeding, more transplanting... runs to Home Depot just about every weekend for more mulch... you get the picture.
My hands and back have deteriorated through the years to the point where I can no longer spend 6-8 hours working in the garden and be able to get out of bed the next day. Yes, technically I am in the "prime" of my life... but my body has distinctly told me to cut that c*#p out! So now, my gardening escapades are limited to 2-3 hours per session.
My body is happier; my garden is not.
However, all the pains and aches are quickly forgotten when things go ablooming!
The roses have been exquisite this year!
The miniature roses exploded overnight (it seemed like)... I love cutting clusters of blooms to fill little containers throughout my home.
Not to be outdone by the roses, the peonies were also magnificent.
Sadly, they are getting a bit too much shade this year due to overgrown trees (which need trimming!), so they only produced about a third of their usual blooms...
I still managed to fill several vases...
Well, I'm off to do some weeding! We had a tremendous rainstorm last night and the soil is perfectly damp for pulling those suckers out! (smile)
Enjoy your weekend; I hope you get to spend time in your garden.
(p.s. joining sweet Beverly's Pink Saturday... it's been a while and I've missed all the pink beauties)