My flower pots have returned from a long nap, the weather is a balmy 71 degrees and the garden shops are bursting at the seams with color…Sooo, why am I not bubbling with the same outta control planting enthusiasm as so many other years before? Hmmm…let’s find out together because I’d really like to know, too…not even kidding.
Just Weed It, weed it, weed it, weed it (to the tune Michael Jackson’s hit song “Just Beat It”)
When weeds emerge in our gardens aren’t they so pretty (insert rolling eyeballs)? I try to nab the weeds when strolling through my gardens, but almost always I fail miserably at actually getting the root out. When we don’t get to the root we may not take care of the weed and the weed will eventually return. Sure, we could spray all kinds of weed killer on these nasty buggers but we may damage the innocent plants around it. I’ve sprayed and it works, but some weeds are just stubborn and keep returning. Metaphorically speaking, do we really want to drench a temporary spray on a stubborn root problem? I don’t know about you but getting to the root of some of the weeds in my garden is gonna need more than Roundup.
Soul Full of Weeds
Ahhh yes, a weed free garden!….nope, not this gal. Despite the fact that things can get irritatingly annoying learning to walk by some weeds earns your garden floral arrangement not just a participation award, but a big shiny blue ribbon! Not every single weed needs to get pulled and not every garden is perfect. When our gardens are bursting with colorful blooms we won’t even notice some of them weeds anymore! I used to pull the milkweed from my gardens all the time, but then I got to thinking that they likely are a resting place for butterflies so now I leave them alone. No harm no foul…and more butterflies.
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Part Sun, Full Shade, Zone 4….Huh?
Those little plant instructions that you see on the pots at the nursery actually state important instructions for each plant. Before throwing on my visor and dig in I may have uncertainties. I typically will seek advice (thanks mom) or research my mobile phone from my HIP Mini (sorry, shameless plug) for further insight on how to grow. It took me years to figure out where, what, when and how for some plants and I still don’t have it mastered. Sometimes our soul gardens need some visor shade or self-instructions to know when, what, where and how to nurture. Our gardens may need shade from sun, a hard hat for a storm rolling in or a gentle shield from Lord knows what else. Our precious soul gardens can be vulnerable at times and sometimes we need to read our inner instruction tag in order to know how to plant and grow.
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