Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stop Me Before I Yank Again ...

I went outside today, armed with my sketch of the front gardens and my notes, intent upon coming up with a plant list so I could go do my shopping.  I also took my tote of tools, just in case ... Can you see where this going?  

I did spend SOME time thinking about the design, as evidenced by the pots which are being used to signify plant placement.  There's a lot of bare ground but I'm notorious for not allowing plants enough space and I'm trying to mend my ways.
Most of the day, though, was spent creating piles like this one.  In the process of pruning the native Turks' Caps, I developed a really bad case of the change-it-ups.  The Head Gardener is fit to be tied and she didn't sleep well last night, thinking about where this could lead.

4 comments:

Rose said...

This sounds like a bad case of what Carol calls GADS:) I don't remember what each letter stands for, but it has to do with gardening distractions--I seem to have that problem, too.

Ginny said...

Same thing happens to me ALL the time - I have to give myself "a talking to" about staying on task.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

This is the best time of year to be hit by a case of "change-it-ups. I think this wonderful October weather has inspired you! I applaud your efforts to space your plants properly. It is something I struggle with too. It is just so tempting to go for that full English Garden look from the first moment you plop those little specimens in the dirt.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Not long after this post, I called Otahal to help me. He's getting very creative and who knows where it will end ...