Every time I start to do something in the garden, I see more and more things that need to be done, so I get distracted and start on something else and then the afternoon is gone. It is like an obsession and it keeps me from getting other important weekend things done. Instead of the “weekend warrior” approach, I need to spend 15 minutes a day pulling weeds or pruning and then just STOP.
On the weekend I resolved to do 15 minutes a day in the garden. Late this afternoon I pulled weeds on the side of the house and saw all the lily-of-the-valley sprouts (left).
I also started to clean out the bottom forsythia branches – many are taking root in the soil and many others are dead – but I stopped myself and decided to leave that until another day.