Plant Therapy

My mother came over to help me medicate the cat, and she saw the bedding plants on the front porch and maybe she kind of gasped a little bit.


It’s cheap therapy says I. You put these things in the ground, and you water and you weed, and they flower.

Usually I plant a veggie garden, but not this year. This year my neighbour down the street has taken over my garden. A fruitless and frustrating week will be redeemed in dirt this weekend. More fruitless weeks will be redeemed in weeding and enjoyment. This year I will buy fresh veggies from the market and grow flowers for my soul.

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7 Responses to Plant Therapy

  1. linds says:

    I am all for the plant and garden therapy this year!

  2. a says:

    You could come and carry out your therapy at my house. :). All we got was a flat of petunias. And then some marigolds because I was too lazy to grow them from seed. But we have tons of perennials, so we’re probably OK. Did you need some phlox or ornamental grasses? Maybe some sage? Oh wait, I can’t even send them to you since you live in Canada. Happy planting!

  3. HereWeGoAJen says:

    I totally intended to put in some plants this year, but then we skipped spring completely and now it is too hot. (For me anyway, I am a wimp.)

  4. I love gardening because you get to make those kinds of decisions. I am running out of room though with all the periennials and selfsowers. I was quite happy when the cranky nectarine tree died so I could put piles of seeds for drifts of flowers. Well, that’s the plan anyway!

  5. debby says:

    Sometimes, feeding the soul is more important.

  6. Maureen says:

    This year, I’ve decided my yard is mainly going to be a mystery. As I was planting seeds, I got lots of help. Not exactly sure where a couple packages of flowers got planted. It will be fun to see where they come up, provided they don’t get run over by the lawn mower prior to the discovery they are flowers.

    Happy gardening!

  7. Kristin says:

    I am growing a minimal veggie garden this year and, sadly, I’ve expended most of my gardening energy moving those damned daffodil bulbs.

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