The accidental gardener

June 22nd, 2010 by Judy Trull

On my most recent post, I talked about our new flower bed.  I am pleased and proud to say that the mulch went on today.  It was a day of firsts for me.  My first time hooking (and unhooking) a trailer to our Tahoe, it may not seem like a big deal to anyone, however each first I tackle is really exciting.  I was thinking back to when I realized my friend Pat was and is quite the gardener.  I remember thinking that could never be me, it’s true, I loved seeing beautiful things growing in yards, it never dawned on me that I could have a hand in that, and that it could be my own yard.  Well over the years, with Pat’s and many other friends along the way, I have become “the accidental gardener”.  Make no mistake, I have no time for plants that need a lot of tending and can’t stand on their own merit, so to speak….however hardy, no nonsense plants I can really appreciate.  So to that end, today was mulching day for the new flower bed, and I am proud to say it is finished.  Although having done this for awhile either on purpose or by accident I know that a gardeners work/enjoyment is never done.