In the wake of 10 days of sunshine interrupted by passing blizzards every other day or so, coupled with a body reacting horrifically to new medicine, I was pleased to awake this morning to sunshine, warmth and a body aching to get to work, instead of just aching…
Skipping outside, I found myself facing, instead of work, a crisis of conscience regarding the start of my landscape project. This is what the area looked like when I first moved in:
Now, with spring weather and spring snow, this is what that same south side looks like:
See all those beautiful purple flowers? And the lush, native grass? How can I possibly cover this up with newspaper and bury it, alive, with garden bed dirt? Oh, why does my body rebel against the changing barometer? Why, oh why could I have not gotten this project done back in February, when I had no qualms…?
Now, by pursuing my project, I will not be Ms. Landscaper, Gardener Extraordinaire –
Nope, I’ll just be a mass murderer…
I suspect the pretty flowers are what is known as stink weed in these parts – will have confirmation later today – but they don’t stink now and they are so pretty and vibrant. Seems such a shame to weed whip them down and cover them – What if, in fact, they aren’t actually a weed?
But of course they are! They fulfill the definition:
Weed – Any plant that grows where someone doesn’t want it to.
Feel free to share your thoughts – I’ve thoughtfully prepared a list for you to choose from:
- Quit Procrastinating – I swear, you come up with the silliest things to delay starting on a project!
- Oh, you sweet, sweet girl – offer a prayer of thanks and let the the garden go wild this year – you can juice grass you know! It’s very nutritious.
- You’re worried about killing stinkweed? Are you nuts? Better yet, add a layer of poisonous weed killer down before the newspaper and dirt – you gotta be a warrior if you’re going to garden.
- Does this mean I won’t be getting any tomatoes from you this year? Because of pretty purple flowers? Sigh….