Monday, May 1, 2017

Leaving home in May. . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . is really hard when the garden is so pretty, and requires so much work!
On our return in just two weeks I know we'll have to be out here working hard 
as all will have grown, climbed, spread, crept, and multiplied, and our 
green thumbs and sore backs will be pushed to the limit!

We have already been out there this morning - and the clock is just 
striking 8 AM!  Filled bird baths, feeders and moved things from the deck
and gazebo to the safety of the potting shed in case of storms - I even cut
down some huge pokeweeds that had appeared in a large pot, birds had
 probably dropped the berries there last Autumn. Bob mowed the grass
yesterday morning while it was still cool, now it will have two weeks to grow 
in the May sunshine, and we'll come back to a field.
Yes, leaving in springtime is hard when you have a garden.


I hope the month of May will be a beautiful time for you.



12 comments:

  1. It will be waiting for your tender touch when you return. It is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Donna - as you know only too well, "a garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever" ---------
      Mary -

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  2. Dear Mary, I know how you feel. Leaving your garden at this time of year when everything is doing its best to make a big show, is hard. However, you will be experiencing new adventures and when you get back your garden will be there to greet you in all its glory. Bon Voyage.

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    1. Gina, despite all the hard work, my garden means a lot to me and perhaps helps keep me sane, haha!
      Some day I really hope to come visit your beautiful landscape - I keep looking at those photos you posted yesterday, so amazingly beautiful!
      Mary -

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  3. What beautiful corners you have in your garden, Mary. It must be hard to leave it, even for a wonderful cruise!

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    1. Thank you dear B - I know you are a gardener too and understand how much work it is. Must be inbred in we Brits of our generation - after WWII everyone gardened didn't they, those Victory Gardens fed both our tummies and our eyes. I recall all the lovely things my parents grew in our little plot of English soil - raspberries to spuds - sweet peas to fuschias!
      Happy Maytime dear friend - Mary

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  4. I know how fast things grow in the spring - even here in northern IL! Is there anyone you can hire to at least mow your yard while you're gone? I don't know where you're headed this time...I have to catch up with your blog. But - safe travels to you and your hubby!

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  5. Have a nice trip! Agree with Melanie above that hiring someone is the answer. We hired our 15 year old neighbor to help on a regular basis and he's been a Godsend. No more aching backs in our household.

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  6. It's lovely now and will be more lovely then. You have a wonderful May vacation.

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  7. Have a beautiful adventure. Yes, it is hard to leave the garden in springtime.

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  8. Gorgeous May garden! Yes, such hard work brings such lovely joys, but when we have to leave it does get the better of us.

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  9. I am sure the grass grew a lot whilst away. I know ours did when we were gone for 10 days this last time for mother's funeral.

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