Challenge #18 – Garden



I did a fall clean-up in our garden last year. And I was really proud of my work. The past few years we hired this job out. I hated doing that because it is a job I can do and feel like I should do myself. But I have been pregnant or caring for a newborn for the past 9 years straight, so I gave up the guilt and hired someone to do it for us for a few of the hardest years.

But this year my youngest is 3, so I have time to do a good job myself. I was really excited about it and even googled how to prune the spirea bushes we have that I am pretty sure could look a lot better with proper care.

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When I was done #4 who is 4-years-old came up to me, gave me a fist bump and said, “bam, whaaat? Mom you own this season!”

She’s awesome! My own personal cheerleader. I love that little girl.


So I felt like a rock star… until the snow melted this spring and I realized that I had forgotten to trim some greenery around my front porch. There it was, staring up at me, primed and ready to strangle all my guests who dared to enter my front door.

Of course this brown mess revealed itself about a month ago and today I’m finally going to get around to it.

It’s no big deal, really, all I have to do is get my little shears out and cut it down.

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So today let’s all get out our sheers and head to the garden to take care of whatever stuff we missed in the fall.

Honestly, most of you probably don’t have this problem.  You either got everything the first time, or didn’t do it at all and figure mother nature will take care of it for you.

But if you’re like me let’s get going people.


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