My goodness, where did this heat come from? This is about the time of year when I realize I'm not going to get all the grand schemes I dreamed up during the winter accomplished this summer. And I'm grateful. I want a garden I can control and not one that controls me. I've given myself some gardening restrictions, like not planting prima donas and garden thugs that demand my attention or taunt me when I try to relax.
It's nice to have a solid plan and a good foundation when you start your garden, but we all get caught up in the chaos at the start of the season. We still learn along the way and hopefully we glean some wisdom from others, too. Here are my 10 Ways to Make Gardening Easier and some thoughts from readers like Jajtiii, who started focusing on the plants that were thriving in her garden and growing more of them. John D beefed up his soil and installed water timers. Liz suggests you garden with friends and share the load and the reward. What about you?
Photo: © Marie Iannotti