Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's True

This is the time of year I hit the wall as far as the gardening goes. When you live in a mild climate and have the luxury of gardening year round it can lead to burn out if you don't plan time to let it go and just enjoy the fruits of your labor. I am lucky to have help that makes sure it doesn't all fall apart while I spend time lallygagging around with friends and family that are visiting or while I take a vacation. I used to worry that I would never get that feeling back that surges through my veins while walking through the garden. That feeling of what can I put here... what if I moved that plant over there... where are my pruners? But with age comes wisdom and I know that as sure as the leaves turn yellow in the fall, when the cool weather returns I will be as passionate about gardening as I was last spring. Until them, I'm going swimming!

3 comments:

Hoover Boo said...

Very wise--we all need a break once in a while. Beautiful photo, too.

Lisa said...

Lucky you. I cannot believe that all the years we lived in SoCal, I never even thought about gardening. I guess I was to busy raising babies on the beach. Instead I filled a few terra-cotta pots on the front patio just to keep things colorful and called it gardening. I remember my hand shovel was a stainless steel All-Clad spoon from Williams-Sonoma!
We are in Lexington now and the season changes are exhausting this gardener-my motto is prune back & plow ahead!
Just curious, do you open your gardens for tours? I love that you think of your lawn as a place for making memories. You are a master and a wise woman!
Thanks for being a gardening friend to TLPC!
Lisa

Sheila said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by! I'm a big fan of your blog! I do open my SJC garden to various tours in the spring. Keep pruning and plowing!

Sheila