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came home early from vacation to weed the garden

Posted by pipersville_carol z6 Bucks PA (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 7, 06 at 11:24

I was on vacation at Barnegat Light last week, and came home on Thursday night because the rental house didn't have air conditioning. Usually I prefer no ac at the beach, but not at 100 degrees. And I kept thinking about my weedy jungle of a garden, which hadn't been tended in weeks and weeks. I hardly gardened at all in July.

The beds are all weeded now, after hours of work, and I'm in love with my garden all over again. I heaped the wheelbarrow full at least 15 times. Hacked back roses and viburnums, ripped blankets of morning glories off of shrubs, tore up huge patches of knotweed, pulled vines down from the house soffits. And my husband and I mowed the whole property on Friday and Saturday, and took several big limbs off of the honeylocust to open up the patio view.

I may make this an annual habit. Spend July guiltlessly slacking off, and then make up for it in one frenzied August weekend.

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RE: came home early from vacation to weed the garden

Hi---My BIL lives on LBI and he said last week was horrible--the heat ---the flies and the cold water.

I'm sorry that was the week you were there.

Sounds like you had more fun at home.


RE: came home early from vacation to weed the garden

I don't know how you did anything in that heat. I barely managed to keep everything watered while being eaten alive by mosquitoes and even some horseflies which I rarely see in my neighborhood.


RE: came home early from vacation to weed the garden

Being hot down at LBI got me used to the heat somehow. I'd spend a hour in the garden, then an hour inside or in the shade reading, then back out into the garden.

Heat, flies.... it was still better than being at work!!

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