I love to putter in my little flower gardens. It's so relaxing to me, and on days when the sun is shining, it's a little bit of heaven on earth. I have a hummingbird feeder hanging above my 'circle garden' and sometimes I'll get "buzzed" by one of those little fellers when I wear a bright colored shirt! So funny!
There's one garden spot I absolutely DREAD to go near, and I've put it off long enough this season. It's the one area I can see from my large picture windows....MOSQUITO CENTRAL - a place NO one should tread unless there's a mobile blood transfusion center somewhere near by!
We planted a couple of small bushes there, thinking it would be nice to see that when we looked out that picture window at the bird feeders and the woods down below. But - we never thought of how miserable it would be to tend that area - weeding takes a little while to accomplish, and even to spread mulch is painfully itchy for a few days afterward, even using repellents, which do little to deter OUR skeeters!
So, I was chatting with Angela of West Virginia Treasures this week, commiserating over how much needed to be done around our homesteads, trying to get over feeling lazy and uninspired, and wanting to make our little pieces of heaven-on-earth more appealing. We've both been pelted by rainstorms, which has made gardening difficult, but has done wonders for weed growth! We decided to create our own "Gardening Challenge" and finally "GIT R DONE"! For me, this has meant making a decision to go out and face the music, to beautify that little area way down in the "SKEETER Holler". Silly me.
The GREEN blobs above are my BEFORE pictures. It's just a small area, as you will notice. Angela is picking a small area too. But we hope to make a difference in the appearance of a small section of our yards. After all, Baby Steps is the way to accomplish most tasks like these. And hopefully, one week from today, we'll be "sitting pretty"!
DON'T "bite me" -