- Weeds. To numerous to name!
- Imperfect design.
- Damage by deer and storms.
In addition, I have had numerous obligations that have called me away from my garden, and rainy days that only increased my feelings of despair. (Not complaining about the rain, though!) But suddenly, I felt like I've spent way too much time (and money) on something that isn't as pretty as I had hoped.
That is, until yesterday.
Yesterday I spent the entire day gardening. Planting bulbs, pulling weeds, and preparing a new flowerbed. It always helps my mental attitude to get outside and work.
But it was the view that I saw as I was working on the new flowerbed that made my heart sing. New Dawn blooming on the arbor, with pink Flower Carpet roses, red salvia, pink La Marne, and white Madame Joseph Shwartz in bloom behind it. The arbor is at the top of the flowerbed, so I saw this view all day.
Looking the other way, I could see New Dawn in front of some Knock Out roses, and that thrilled my heart, too.
As I worked, my heart gladdened. And I saw the beauty in my garden. It may not be the most beautiful garden in the world, but it makes me happy. Very happy.
Suddenly, I was
To me, there were at least parts of my garden that was just as beautiful as any garden could be.
Do you feel this way about your garden sometimes? I hope so.