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Gardening:How to keep it under control?


Monday, April 23, 2012

I love gardening! Over the years I have developed several garden beds, 10 or so. Our yard is now at the point where there is very little grass left to mow!

This spring as the garden is consuming my time, I'm thinking that I will not be able to keep up with this forever emoticon. I'm 61 years old and in good health, emoticonto SPeople! However, I'd like to have time to actually sit in my garden and enjoy it, rather than just maintain it.

We are having a new driveway put in tomorrow and so I need to go out now (and it's awful weather here today, Temp almost at freezing and snow on the way) and move all the plants on the edge.. that should be good for calorie consumption emoticon!!

We have a saying in Canada, which is proving true, March arrives in like a lamb but April goes out like a lion, or something to that effect. Do you have a similar saying given where you are, are you into gardening and what do you do about changing your garden to one that requires less maintenance? Any and all ideas are welcome!!
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BRIGHTPENNY 4/23/2012 8:25PM

    Susan, mostly perennials.. split between friends over the past decade or so of gardening.. i think more shrubs might be the way to go! emoticon

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PCOH051610 4/23/2012 5:42PM

    I can't believe you have plants out! I had to scrape the frost off the car this morning but it was quite nice here for a few days last week. Luckily the snow is gone but it is really dreary out.

Are your flower beds full of annuals or perennials? Some bushes intermixed might take up some room and be a little less time consuming. I find dead-heading to be time consuming but this year we probably won't have much of a garden anyways due to our finances so I will buy something simple and just plant some herbs and the like.

Susan

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