How does my garden grow? Okay, well my name isn’t Mary unless I’m having some kind of identity crisis I’m not aware of, but the answer to the question is that I see green things beginning to sprout, but I can’t seem to get the weather to cooperate so that I can get out there and dig around. Right now it just looks like a globby mess of dead stuff left over from last year. It's covered in rotted leaves which I told myself were mulch but were really just a sign of my laziness because I didn't clean things up before the cold weather hit.
This year I promised myself I would spend more time with the garden. Last year was a bust because (a) the funds weren’t there to do it properly; (b) I didn’t have much time to devote to it; and (c) the damn ant colony that took over my backyard refused to go quietly into that good night. But this year, this year will be different.
This year I’m going to plan. Strategize. Create a blueprint of what I want to grow and where I want to put it. I’m going to dig up old stuff the previous homeowner put in that I don’t particularly like and replace it with my own vision. I’m going to add more color, prettier flowers, fewer hostices (no idea how to spell that but sound it out).
And I’m going to get rid of those damn ants if I have to dig up them up and pitch them into my neighbor’s yard. Not very neighborly of me I grant you, but they dug up their yard to get rid of the ants, and the next summer my yard was overtaken. Where do you think those displaced ants migrated to? I say turnabout is fair play.
Unless any of you gardeners out there have a better idea...