Now this list could go one of two ways. The full personal revelation, chock full of not-yet-perpetrated scandal, or the dull notation of tasks my schedule has prevented me from attending to as of yet. As this is (ostensibly) a family friendly gardening blog, I should probably opt for the latter as it is more relevant, though less sensational. For the tidy and organized, the following list might be considered shocking, even revolting. You have been warned.
1. decided on a menu. Yes, the garden tour at my place, occurring on the fifth of August, needs finger foods and beverages. Suggestions welcome. This is supposed to be a posh event (well, as posh as Alaska garden tours go), and a fundraiser for the Alaska Botanical Garden, so the LFG hubby’s suggestion of spray-on cheese and crackers is rejected.
2. weeded the side yard that faces the road. Can you blame me? I never (well hardly ever) even see it. The dandelions and clover are invading the gravel. I should have done this one a month ago. Wait, I did. It needs it again. Ah, gardening….
3. replaced plants that didn’t survive the winter. Yes, I am that lazy. I can think of at least a half a dozen glaring holes in the garden, some with dead foliage still intact. At least perennials are on sale now.
4. tidied up the deck. That spare tank of propane for the grill, snow shovel, bird seed containers, etc. are still cluttering up the back deck. Nothing says “well kept garden” like propane containers littered about.
I’m sure there are other things to numerous to mention but if the list gets any longer I will lose all motivation. Some random, more personal things I haven’t done (as a reward for those of you that stuck around): held up a bank, shaved my head, tiptoed through the tulips, or eaten guacamole.
What haven’t you done?