You all know that I love gardening in the spring and summer. And that I am horrible at gardening in the fall. I’m not sure but I think it’s too much delayed gratification. Anything you do in the fall isn’t really going to give you results until spring. Or maybe I’m just worn out after the spring and summer hours pulling, hacking and digging.
In any case, over the weekend I had to FORCE myself to get out and do a little clean up and plant some bulbs and tubers. I added some more tulips to the front boulevard and also two patches of daffodils. I moved my yellow and purple dwarf iris a bit (they were getting swallowed up by lilies) and I also added some Open Your Eyes dwarf iris tubers this year
I had put this off over the last couple of weekends, using YA’s accident/surgery as an excuse and, truth be told, I have been very busy, but 2 weekends in a row, the gardening was on my list and just didn’t get done. So now I feel an immense sense of satisfaction and relief. Why can’t I get myself to do gardening in the fall, when I know it will feel great when I’m done?
How do you get yourself motivated?