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Quick Fix: Fast Garden Refresh

Wednesdays are hard.  They’re right in between the beginning and the end of the week.

I was feeling the Wednesday blues when I got in my car at the end of the workday.  I pictured myself driving home for quiet R&R over Pinterest while indulging in some treat I didn’t need.

Instead, two things happened:

I stopped at the store on my way home and bought some inexpensive topsoil.  I wanted to pour my feelings about Wednesdays into refreshing the garden instead of my screen.

To be fair, there wasn’t a lot wrong with the garden.  It just had a few weeds and some dry soil that wasn’t helping the plants or the eyes.

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When I got home and began to weed the garden, I noticed my neighbour out with a cup of tea.

She invited me into her garden to see her flowers, and we chatted about everything for nearly an hour.  It was one of the nicest conversations I’d had in a while.  In fact, most of my negative feelings about Wednesdays drifted away.

I didn’t need Pinterest after all.

I went back to weeding my garden and felt calm.  The motion of turning the edger to till the soil felt therapeutic.

As an owner of a non-green thumb, I thought, “Aha!  This must be why people garden.”

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Here’s how it looked after tilling.

Next, I put new soil on top.

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Now, it feels like a cleaner slate.

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How do you deal with the Wednesday blues?

32 thoughts on “Quick Fix: Fast Garden Refresh

  1. We must be living parallel lives at the moment. I HATE GARDENING but the other day I spent almost the whole day pulling weeds that were overgrowing in our backyard and only managed to clear one tiny spot. I only did it because the blackberry bramble was starting to climb up the back steps and attack me as I went into the garage. I’ll be posting my adventure soon. Loved this post and good for you for stepping away from the screen for a bit!

    1. Can’t wait to read all about your adventure! I’ve definitely been putting off weeding since the beginning of spring. It’s the only garden the house has too, sadly.

  2. We must be living parallel lives at the moment. I HATE GARDENING but the other day I spent almost the whole day pulling weeds that were overgrowing in our backyard and only managed to clear one tiny spot. I only did it because the blackberry bramble was starting to climb up the back steps and attack me as I went into the garage. I’ll be posting my adventure soon. Loved this post and good for you for stepping away from the screen for a bit!

    1. Can’t wait to read all about your adventure! I’ve definitely been putting off weeding since the beginning of spring. It’s the only garden the house has too, sadly.

  3. To conquer the midweek blues, I just remind myself there are only two more “sleeps” till the weekend. And maybe indulge in a little extra blog reading. Especially do-it-yourself how-to’s, or something crafty or sewing related.

  4. To conquer the midweek blues, I just remind myself there are only two more “sleeps” till the weekend. And maybe indulge in a little extra blog reading. Especially do-it-yourself how-to’s, or something crafty or sewing related.

    1. It’s crazy! It’s either too hot, or too rainy. The good news is that the garden centres set up in grocery store and home improvement store parking lots tend to clearout soon. I’m excited for cheap perennials.

    1. It’s crazy! It’s either too hot, or too rainy. The good news is that the garden centres set up in grocery store and home improvement store parking lots tend to clearout soon. I’m excited for cheap perennials.

  5. What a lovely post! I just love these days where you don’t expect anything great to happen anymore. When you pretty much signed off the day and just want to spend the rest relaxing before you go to bed looking forward for the next day. BUT suddenly you meet a random person, maybe feeling just like you do, and start a conversation. And it feels really refreshing! 🙂 I’d say it’s the perfect cure for your Wednesday blues.
    ps: I really like your garden bed with the little stone wall! Looks super cute!

    1. Oh for sure! It was probably better for my spirit than laying on the couch and moping. I like these days because they’re the ones I remember. I seem to forget about days where I go home and do the same thing each night. Thank you! We didn’t install it, but it was a mess of weeds when we moved in last year. I’m happy that it has so much space for more flowers.

  6. What a lovely post! I just love these days where you don’t expect anything great to happen anymore. When you pretty much signed off the day and just want to spend the rest relaxing before you go to bed looking forward for the next day. BUT suddenly you meet a random person, maybe feeling just like you do, and start a conversation. And it feels really refreshing! 🙂 I’d say it’s the perfect cure for your Wednesday blues.
    ps: I really like your garden bed with the little stone wall! Looks super cute!

    1. Oh for sure! It was probably better for my spirit than laying on the couch and moping. I like these days because they’re the ones I remember. I seem to forget about days where I go home and do the same thing each night. Thank you! We didn’t install it, but it was a mess of weeds when we moved in last year. I’m happy that it has so much space for more flowers.

    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to adding some discounted plants in the near future. Gotta love end of pop-up garden centre season.

    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to adding some discounted plants in the near future. Gotta love end of pop-up garden centre season.

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