Sunday, August 12, 2007

My garden misses me

So, now almost ten months after I entered the world of the physically challenged, I am feeling confident enough and strong enough to start to really work in my garden. So, for the past two days, I have spent 2-3 hours each day trimming my plants, reworking my sprinkler system and fertilizing everything. Let me tell you there was so much to be done and still is a lot more to do, but I love the concreteness of a gardening project. I love shaping my plants the way I want and seeing them flourish with a little help. If it weren't for my compression stocking that kept getting wet and muddy, and the need to ice my ankle; I wouldn't have even thought about it all day. Oh yeah and the fact that I am exhausted. Still I think that this counts as a major milestone. Progress, yes, progress.

So, garden don't worry I won't neglect you any more.


Jeanne said...

Yeah! Back to the garden! The only thing I worried about when I was out of town for a week was my garden: was it getting enough water? would it still be there when we got back?

But, thanks to the kindness of friends, who watered for me, the garden was in pretty good shape, and even yielded the vegetables for dinner tonight--green beans, zucchini, onions, and carrots that went into friend rice, plus cherry tomatoes that we fought over, they were so good.


Vince Scott said...

It sounds as if you've morphed into the total gardener. Follow the example of my Dad (currently 100 years old). To hell with all these flowers, etc. Plant Tomatoes, Basil, Zucchini, etc. etc. You know something that you can really consume! It will keep you going since you're always fighting the varmints, the snails, the bugs etc. etc. Take care - Vince Scott

Lisa said...

Yes Jeanne and Vince, I wish I had a spot to do more edible gardening. Maybe that will be next summers project. We'll see.