The heat and humidity of summer are here for awhile so I need to get out early to do some weeding. I took the time to watch P. Allen Smith's garden show this morning. He showed people who had turned part of their back yard into wild English cottage style gardens.
If my husband was willing, I'd love to do that...he isn't. How anyone could not love English cottage gardens, I do not know. Perhaps it is because he was an engineer and everything out of perfect symmetry bothers him?
This garden is from Midwest Living magazine. This is what I want. Do you think if I tell him more plants equals less mowing that he'd go for it?
I have a busy day ahead, getting caught up a bit with housework that fell behind when I was enjoying having children in the house (yes...it has taken about a week's worth of napping to get my energy back but it was worth it). I want to answer some e-mails from (hopefully) very patient readers, too.
Of course, there is always a book on the coffee table waiting to be read. There is one I must return to the library soon so it will take priority. Speaking of books, don't forget the Saturday Review of Books is up at Semicolon!