So, are you a gardener?!? I have to admit that I have never really enjoyed gardening…until recently.
For the past couple of summers, it’s been close to impossible to spend time gardening. With three kids in my shadow, attempting to create the backyard of my dreams was a completely futile exercise. If I turned my back for a moment, I’d find our our twin babies eating soil or picking flowers or toppling over. Not to mention, it’s kinda hard to have nice grass with a blow up pool, a bouncy castle and two dogs (RIP sweet Trinity xox). So I put up my white flag, and decided that blooming hydrangeas and weeping willows would have to wait (sigh). Luckily, all that summer fun helped take my mind off the trampled grass and the lack of trees.
Every now and then, my impatience got the better of me (as it always does!), and we did manage to plant a couple of small Japanese maple trees, put a window box planter on the shed, and dig out a little shrub bed. But all those little efforts never seemed to amount to much. This year, though, a funny thing happened. READ MORE…