I used to love gardening. Flowers in my landscape. I planted annuals with extra care every year. Lots of annuals. And I got the weeding done, but I don't really remember doing it. Perhaps there were less weeds back in the day.
I used to take my morning tea outside and walk 'the real estate' as my late father used to call it. I marveled at every bud and bloom, front and back yard. I'd also walk it in the evenings. Not that I ever had a large parcel, but to me, it was heavenly.
I got away from looking at flowers. Planting them. Weeding became a dreaded chore for me and the kids. Eventually we did it, surly and miserable. Then it got so bad that only my dear sweet husband bothered weeding.
My current OCD is the FlyLady. I am blessing my home, inside and out with her guidance. Last night I took my timer out and weeded the front garden for 15 minutes. Today I did 15 minutes more, two separate times. Then I finished up and put down Preen for weed prevention (even though it hasn't seemed to help in the past few seasons). And I sprinkled Miracle Gro in the two garden areas that are now weed free.
After lunch, dear daughter and I will zip over to Wal*Mart and if need be, Lowe's. We'll select some beautiful flowers and I'll plant them. This year, I will bless my gardens by weeding them 15 minutes every morning. Too many bugs in the evenings.
I will once again take my cuppa outside and look over my real estate and feel the zen.
Do you love flowers? Do you garden? How do you handle weeds?