Just add lavender.
After the holidays, I stash the clutter, ahem "Christmas decorations" as soon as my family allows. I put my rubber boots on and go poke around in the garden. Of course there's not much going on. Maybe it's even covered with snow. So I wait. I occupy my head and time with indoor projects like sewing, cleaning and wrangling my children.
Today, I seized an opportunity to work out in the garden for the first time this year.
With less than two hours to work, I pulled up my frost-damaged lavender, bid it a sad good-bye and cleared the weed-ridden dirt. In a few months, I'll play my annual game of whack-a-mole with the horse tails that inevitably pop up. When I'm convinced the horse tails are gone, I'll replant lavender, cover the bed with a weed barrier and pour pea gravel on top so everything looks pretty. Theoretically, the bed will be easier to maintain.
After being overcome by slugs last year (I'm talking hundreds... no thousands of slugs sliming out of the woods) my pumpkins didn't exactly thrive. It was a sad time. This year, I have only planted garlic. My garden dreams are limited by time, but mostly by my budget. Which reminds me, I need to go sell my couch...
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