I am getting very tired of weeding. I worked for about 1.5 hours after work today and that was about as much as I could take. I still have quite a bit more to get caught up on. For years, my husband kept telling me that someday I would regret making so many garden areas. I think "someday" has arrived. This year it is feeling more like work than fun. I just don't seem to have the time to get it all done. I think part of the reason is that it really does not look very good this year. With all of the tulips being eaten by the deer, I have had very little to get excited about.
Speaking of the deer, the Hinder spray is still working quite well. I have found only 3 hostas that have had a few leaves chewed on. I have been spraying it on twice a week, which is much more than the recommended once every two weeks. I am willing to spend the extra time applying it to save the hostas. If they should meet the same premature death as the tulips, I think I would be discouraged enough to just give up.
It sure seems that the price of annuals is skyrocketing. Around here they are $11.99 - $13.99 a flat. Just a few years ago I was paying $8.99 and the flat had more flowers. This year I bought a lot of annuals in 4" pots at $2.99 - $3.99 a piece. I only use annuals on my deck, but with 50 - 70 containers, it is getting quite expensive.
A ton of work, A ton of money and the deer & rabbits eat everything. Just WHAT do I find enjoyable about this?????
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago