I'm so proud. We have rose bushes around our house that are bursting with blooms. I've seen the same thing all over town. Must be a good year for roses. I know it's nothing I've done. Those same rose bushes have been weather-beaten and bone dry in years past--thus (does anybody say "thus" anymore?) reflecting my true hand at landscaping.
I'm all for watering at the start of the year, throwing on some mulch and forgetting about it the rest of the summer. I don't mean to do that, it's just how it is. I don't think about it. I pass the living plants as I rummage through mail and they're all but clawing me with their thorns as I pass by, and still I don't notice.
So how do YOU stay on top of the whole summer landscaping thing? I know some of you are naturals. You like to play in the dirt and pull weeds. Your yards are beautiful and make me want to binge on chocolate.
Maybe I'll do like my mother did and plant fake flowers out front. Yes, she truly did that. Maybe that's where I inherited my landscaping skills . . .