A day like today is when I thank the high heavens that I have a garden blog.
But not for the reasons you think.
Yes, I love sharing my garden successes and sweet flower pics with you all, but nothing gets me through a bad gardening day like exposing all of my warts in this forum for all of the the world to see.
Throw in some wonderfully sarcastic comments on top of that and I'm on the road to recovery.
It's out of my system and I'm ready to move on.
Sarcasm is involved in all aspects of my life. I use it at work. I use it at home. I encourage the kids to use it ... and they are starting to master it as well. It works for all of us.
So why not extend that to the management of my gardens? Here are some examples of "garden-casm" I used as I painfully walked around my garden today.
Normally, I like balancing an entryway with the same plant on each side so it frames said entrance. But isn't it cool to cut one to the ground just to mix it up a bit. Fun, right?:
Oh wow, didn't realize I carried this new found style to another part of the yard. How awesome:
I like how the yellowing leaves play off of the orange fruit of the tomato. I knew not keeping up with the watering was smart:
Oh cool, the tomato is splitting into two. Double the fun!:
I'm really liking a weed enhanced pathway. So natural and so low maintenance:
It's kind of fun to try and find the kale or tomatoes amongst the weeds in the raised bed. It's a bonus when you can locate a hiding creature:
My aphid study project is coming along swimmingly:
I will always love the spirea because it looks great year after year:
Nothing fits better in my garden than a tropical plant. I mean, you've seen the pics, my landscape screams tropical paradise. And man do they thrive and get nice and big by mid summer:
Did I mention how well spireas also hold up into the fall?:
One of the things I've learned over the years is to put a plant that takes a while to leaf out in a prominent and highly visible spot in the garden. Whoa, slow down Anemone, it's only August:
Ah, I feel better already.
And look, even the weather looks great as we head into early evening: