What I prefer to do instead, is to take a few minutes a few days a week to do small chores that improve the garden. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a short amount of time, and I am able to discover in the greatest detail what is unfolding as each season progresses.
This time of year, the easiest 15 minute gardening task is weeding. I can even do it in my slippers and robe.
If garden tools are easily accessible, many tasks can be done quickly: watering and grooming containers; sweeping the walk, deck or patio; planting one, or a few, of the plants that have been hanging around just waiting to be put in the ground; pruning a few limbs of that Japanese maple; ordering compost (the spreading of which is not on the 15 minute task list); planting a few summer blooming bulbs; setting a beer trap for spring slugs; smelling the roses…then deadheading them!
What garden tasks take you just a few minutes to accomplish?
|Camillia bloom resting on Lonicera 'Edmee Gold'|
|Ornamental cherry blossoms|