Hi Lovelies! It’s that time of week again, and by that I mean – it’s raining here and I actually have the time to breathe for a second. It’s been another week of orders rolling in, mostly some perennials that I really, really wanted. I’m almost certain that my mail carrier really dislikes me by this point. I was sitting in my living room when he was passing by with a box filled with rose bushes. “Packages, packages, packages..” he exclaimed in a rather angry tone. Whoops, #sorrynotsorry. As I mentioned in the last post, I knew the tulips were coming to a close. As soon as it stops raining, I anticipate going outside and pulling all of the remaining bulbs to make room for new exciting things. I’m half tempted to also pull the ranunculus since they aren’t really pulling their weight. I might, however, hold off for one more week since I’ve got such a love affair going on with them! Ugh, the sacrifices that we make for love!
It’s funny to read blogs online and follow people on different sites. Everyone seems to just “have it together.” By that, I mean they’ve had their plant starts growing for months and know when to plant like complete experts. I’m finally just now getting around to re-starting even more of the things that I hope to grow this season. Yesterday, I ended up filling about 10 trays worth of things. Even in starting seeds off in trays, I can’t help but think, “I wonder if these things are even going to grow?” If all goes well, I’ll at least have some little tiny seedlings to set out into the field when it’s time. It may sound like neglect, but sometimes I think you just have to let things “fend for themselves” and hope for the best! At least, that’s how this season has precipitated (no pun intended, lolz).
In the back of my mind, I can’t help but wonder if I would be doing a better job at staying on top of my plant game if the “farm” was actually closer. Currently, the commute to where I grow (going to grow the majority) is nearly a 50 minute drive. In actually writing that down, I realize that it sounds a little crazy, but realistically it’s the only option for now. I’m actually really, really lucky and appreciative to even have that opportunity. You can imagine how I’ve been worrying over managing this, as I’m not going to be able to visit every single day. I can’t help but feel pressure to prove to myself (and everyone) that I can do this. When you’re just starting out in something, it definitely feels that very few people bother to give you any respect. It’s really amazing when you do find those who give unconditional support and positive energy towards your goals. I appreciate those people SO MUCH!
Last but not least, I’ll leave you with some fabulous pictures from the garden this week. I do believe that most of these are duplicates from Facebook and Instagram. I’ll work on making sure everything is different in the future 🙂 I made a little effort last week to start using an actual camera instead of my cheap cell phone – we’ll see if I can keep this habit up in the future, but I won’t make any promises just yet. Thanks again. Have a great day everyone, much love!