Put on My Sunday Shoes

Sunday's Shoes

You have never seen these shoes before.  (Maybe you have, if I know you in person.)  They weren’t included in my shoe challenge, and I only wear them when I am doing outside work.  So today, that is what I did.  I worked in the yard, and wore my ratty ole shoes.

I have been waiting and waiting for the perfect moment to get outside and start cleaning up leaves, sticks, and trash from the windblown yard.  Also I have been pondering the right way to trim and prune a few of the plants that may make another season, that is if today, I pruned and trimmed them correctly!  I told myself to quit worrying about how, when, and where when it comes to gardening this year, and just do whatever I think – still after asking google, but with much less time thinking and rethinking.  This may just be a disaster, or it may be the best way to learn how to become a better gardener.  I was once told the best time to prune bushes and trees, was when you had your pruners in hand.

I should know in a few months if Mexican petunias come back in the spring once they have been chopped to the ground.  And I will also know in a short amount of time if those green blades popping up from under the debris I just raked away are crocuses or weeds – I really hope they are not weeds!

Also, it is yet to be determined if the few flower pots with bulbs that I have will make it another year, but I cleaned them up anyway.  There is a possibility I did a lot of yard work today for nothing, but I have a feeling a few plants are on their way back to life!

Either way, I think I will be a better gardener this year than I was last year.  Really, when starting at the very bottom, the only way to go is up.    Wish me well.  Hopefully I will be able to show many beautiful plants, flowers, and such in the months to come.  I am feeling very optimistic today!

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2 thoughts on “Put on My Sunday Shoes

  1. Good luck! Trial and error can be lots of fun, and it sounds like you’re enjoying the garden and that’s what really counts.

    1. I am surprised by how much I actually am enjoying it. Thank you!

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