Monday, June 6, 2005

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?????


  1. I hear you! Not only the critters, but the weather can get you down after all your work. We had tremendous thunder and lightning storms go through tonight. I was just admiring all the perky petunias and my first rose of the season today. And you know that tomorrow morning they will all be on the ground or waterlogged.

  2. So true. Those storms can devastate the garden. It always happens just when they look their best, too!


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