I was talking with a friend who tried gardening and gave up in the middle of the summer, because it was more work than she'd expected. That's OK. Gardening isn't for everyone. But it got me thinking about the mistakes and missteps we all make when we first start gardening.
High on the list of my blunders was not honoring the old saying, "Beware of gardeners baring free plants." There are now many plants, the pictured goutweed among them, that make my hands ache just seeing them. I'm still pulling it out.
These are my Top 7 Flower Gardening Blunders. Maybe you have a few to add?
Photo: © Marie Iannotti