Sunday, April 29, 2012
I Haven't Got Time for the Pain
One of the most physically challenging parts of gardening, in my opinion, is preparing new planting grounds. I started removing river rock from a bed around my house yesterday. If someone has any special trick for removing river rock, I'd love to hear it! My method consists of raking it into a pile and shoveling with a spade into our old, HEAVY, wheelbarrow. Oh sure, I could move smaller loads... but I feel invincible when I'm moving that heavy load by myself... like a gardening superhero! Until the next day.
Now the bed is half emptied of rock, but my back is all done. And now is prime time to divide and move perennials, which was my plan for filling the bed. Maybe next weekend... when I plan to do it all over again!