Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week

Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week
Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week

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Does your garden feel loved? I must admit that mine doesn’t always feel that way. Often, my busy life gets in the way and I don’t take the time to give it the attention it wants.

With wrangling kids, grandkids, helping other people with their gardens, and keeping my husband happy and content – sometimes, my garden moves further and further down my list of things to do.

Not surprisingly, this tends to happen in the summer when it’s hot and I don’t want to go outside. Unfortunately, by the time I do get outside, plants are overgrown, weeds are growing, and my garden is telling me that I’ve neglected it far too long.

Now, my garden isn’t high-maintenance and we do most of the maintenance ourselves – my son mows the lawn, my husband is on weed duty, and I fertilize and prune. 

Show Your Garden a Little Love This Week

I do enjoy my garden and I am committing myself to paying a little more attention to its needs. I began doing this last summer, in preparation for my Australian friend, Andrea’s visit. Several weeks ahead of her visit, I would go out for 20 – 30 minutes a couple of times a week either in the early morning or at dusk. I found it surprisingly refreshing being outdoors and the work wasn’t overwhelming because I was keeping up with my garden’s needs.

This year, my goal is to fill my TubTrug each week-  TubTrug SP42O Large Orange Flex Tub, 38 Liter. It’s the perfect size, comes in pretty colors, and is easy to carry around my garden. I simply fill it up with garden clippings, weeds, etc. and then empty it out into my trash can. 

So, I am committing myself to showing my garden a little love this week, and for the weeks to come. How about you? Will you come along with me and give your garden a little extra love?

How about you? Will you join with me and give your garden a little extra attention?

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."