I have often said that gardening is much like going to church for me. The exhilaration and feeling of joy I have when I am outside is just euphoric. Here are the things I like:
- the smell of dirt
- having my four dogs with me
- finding rocks to place artistically around my beds
- watering (don’t know why)
- seeing what comes back up from last year
- picking annuals to plant
- adding perennials
- cleaning beds
- mowing the grass
- pinching pants back (is this a Southern-only phrase?)
Well, you get the picture. But my favorite of all is redressing my ironing board scarecrow lady. I’m going to wait until my grandkids get here on Sunday to deck her out because I think they may want to help. Who knows, she might become a he this year. Pictures will follow upon completion of the scarecrow’s incarnation.
This year in our edible garden we are planting tomatoes (of course), beans, squash, okra (okrey in Southern), gourds (not edible, of course), and blueberries. Waiting for the kids for planting, as well.
How about you? Do you have special feelings about being outside? Do you love planting? Are you going to have a garden this year?