Over the last two weeks, I have spent 30+ hours in my garden, which is located on a small lot behind my house in my town of South Norwalk, Connecticut. I have push-mowed my lawn (which gets smaller every year as my plantings and edges get wider), cut down a many armfuls of extra growth, trimmed trees and bushes, put down extra mulch, and generally spruced it up. I’ve also planted a veggie garden in two raised boxes I put in a few years ago and decorated my patio with my plants that stay indoors all winter.
It’s a meditative, relaxing time, but the mowing and moving and lugging of mulch is also a great workout. I’m so appreciative that I have such a space to spend time in. And my cats love it too! That’s Poe, my roommate’s kitty, who has joined my two cats, Penelope and Amelia – all of whom probably spend more time in my garden that I do.
As it gets into mid-summer, I will post another set of pics, so you can all see how it’s going. And in the fall, the fig tree will be full of bounty!