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Monday Musings- Just Call Me the Gardener

Posted Mar 18 2013 4:26pm
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Spring has definitely hit DFW.

This past weekend was GORGEOUS.

You can always tell when spring has hit the metroplex by the blooming Bradford Pear trees.

bradford pears

On Saturday, I took the baby and ran up to our local Gap outlet to use my 40% off coupon .  NO JOKE- the entire store was 40-60% off and I was able to use my coupon on top of that.  I pretty much completed my spring and summer wardrobe.  I couldn’t believe the deals I got.

The rest of the weekend was spent outside.


We all worked pretty hard to plant some new flowers and build a stone pathway in the backyard.

I’m not normally involved in the gardening process because honestly, I’ve been known to kill plants instead of grow them.

My husband has the green thumb in the family, but this past weekend- he convinced me to work outside with him.

And I’m finding that I love it.  No plants were harmed during my training- nothing has been killed (yet) and we worked so hard on Sunday that I was EXHAUSTED by nightfall and woke up the next morning completely relaxed and stress free.

Which rarely (never) happens.

garden gnome

Even the little chunk of babycheeks got to spend the day outside with us.  He learned all about eating dirt, and throwing it around.  And he did a good job supervising the plant bed setup.

So in true form, because I felt SO fantastic this morning, I’m now convinced that gardening is my new stress reliever on top of running. ..which I also got to do yesterday.

Which means that I’m totally throwing myself into the planning/learning process of how to become a fantastic gardener.

Which also means that yes- I’ve already created a spreadsheet full of three pages dedicated to planning which shrubs/perennials/and ground cover I need to make the most of our landscape.


I’m sorry, my nerd is showing.  But I’m really excited about my spreadsheet.

And of course – I hit the internet up for some advice and knowledge and came across this fantastic website:

  Texas Smart Scape

Which is basically a database of native plants, trees, and flowers that grow well within the area.  And it’s also a fantastic learning tool for a newbie like me.

I never thought I’d get into the whole gardening thing, but I’m here- and I’m liking it.

This spring weather better stick around, but this is Texas- so tomorrow could be snowing for all we know.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!


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