Somewhere along the way, I have lost my gardening mojo. There just seems to be other things (quilting) that I want to do instead of spending time in the garden. I walk out there and think to myself, well of course. Real artists don’t have time to work in their garden. They are busy creating art. Then I thought of Monet. SHUT UP!
So the last time I “worked” in the garden was when I bought the giant bags of bargain bulbs at Costco last fall. Even then I resented the time it took to plant them. I ended up taking some to my mom, which she has really enjoyed this spring. And then I STILL had some, and I gladly gave them to my doggiesitting neighbor. So the display this spring has surprised and mystified me. I really don’t think I planted all these varieties last year. And because I plant in containers, I usually only get one year’s worth of blooms from bulbs.
These perfect little blooms appeared in the pile of weeds and pine needles that I toss over the fence when I do work in the yard. I guess I presumed they were useless.
I think these ruffled daffodlis are surprises from a previous year also. (that is the end of a decorative cabbage behind it.)
These I did plant. They are truly gigantic daffodils.
Close-up, with the rosemary flowering behind it.
Ah. The forsythia and camellia that I planted in exactly the WRONG spot over twenty years ago. Still, they struggle on. Someday I might actually dig them up and plant them in a proper location.
Another camellia screaming, “I don’t like this container.” Still tries its best to give me a show.
And the one thing I do seem to do well–Japanese maples. Love when I notice their little leaf fronds unfurling. Now that I think of it, this particular tree almost died last year when I missed its water rotation. Plants just want to live.
I don’t have any big take away point to make with this blog… no object lesson that can be applied to weight loss. Its just what’s going on in my life right now.
P.S. That gorgeous rose in the header is NOT in my neglected garden. It was growing in a little garden in Pescadero, I believe.