My beloved Father-In-Law, Dick Doyle, once told me, “it’s fun to plan the work, but hard to work the plan”. I keep thinking about his words as I’m on my hands and knees this spring planting, planting, planting. Why did I buy so many plants – YIKES, how many seeds do I have to plant?
Are any of you in the same boat? This spring has been so unpredictable – one weekend I was wearing my winter coat with three layers under it while watching my granddaughter play lacrosse, the next week I was planting in 80+ degree weather.
The seed catalogs started rolling in just after Christmas. My spring job here on the farm is to plan and plant our PYO Flower Garden. I had so much fun picking out all the wonderful flowers I want to plant. Someone, please make me STOP buying seeds! Well, no one did. The hubs did roll his eyes at me as soon as the seed packets started arriving in the mail, but it was too late!!
Don’t get me wrong – I love spring. I love to plant something and watch it grow, but OH my aching back. Ah, yes, it’s a labor of love. I can’t wait to see all the flowers blooming and have folks taking a time out just for themselves, enjoying the garden and cutting beautiful blooms to take home.
I’m sure many of you will be asking yourselves the same question over the next couple weeks – why did I buy so many plants? How many zucchini do we really need? Just remember:
It’s fun to plan the work, but hard to work the plan.
Can you dig it? Bahhhaaa!
Every year, I get a lot of questions about how we constructed our vertical pallet flower fence at our roadside stand. It’s so simple – maybe you have an area around your home for something like this. I made a short video on how we did it…
Don’t forget to plant some flowers in your vegetable garden this year. The flowers will attract beneficial insects and make your garden chores happier! Check out my list of 5 Easy Annual Cut Flowers HERE.
See you soon!