Sometimes it is just too darn hot or I am a bit too tired to work in the garden. Occasionally, at times like this, I will work on my list– my garden to-do list. My garden to-do list is divided into two parts to keep things manageable and not overwhelming.
The first part of the list include tasks that need immediate attention like deadheading the rose bushes and weeding the porch bed. The second part of the list is the wish list, larger projects to be done when time, energy, and budget will allow.
Such projects include splitting large hosta, planting a new peony bed, and expanding the blue stone patio. Walking and observing the garden with pen and paper in hand is the best way to work on the list. Checking off and dating completed projects is a good way to chronicle the work and it is encouraging to see that things are getting done!