A garden gone wild therapy session

Moss in a wheelbarrow planter with birdhouse - during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

I’ve been a good girl! True to my word from my last post, I’ve been staying offline more, getting caught up with things. And one of the first places I turned to was the garden.

Oh goodness. It needed me. And it wasn’t until I got out there that I quickly realized, I needed it just as much.

Ripe grapes on a grapevine - during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Click to view the junk styled garden shed with grapevines gone wild

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Gardeners know how therapeutic gardening really is. Ok, lighter gardening is. Heavy duty gardening is very hard work. My little yard is still beyond what I can comfortably keep up with by myself, but I can do pretty much everything myself in my own time.

Pulling weeds during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

But a little more transpired during the garden cleanup than I anticipated. As I was yanking weeds and piling up clippings, the amount that had to be cleaned up was a little staggering.

Wheelbarrow full of weeds during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

What I thought would be a quick little afternoon among a few weeds turned into a main event.

Rubber dipped gardening gloves, a favourite, during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

This is exactly what happens in life when you let things slide. Or choose to forget about them. The workload doesn’t go away… it accumulates. Just like a garden gone wild.

Pallet walkway gets weeded during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Click here to see the pallet walkway project.

But there is good news. When you focus back on what you need to, your yard is forgiving and offers you a second chance.

Pallet walkway and alyssum during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Click to view the 2 pallet walkway.

 Flowers will keep blooming if you keep doing your part. Thank goodness for second, third and even fourth chances!

A mountain view backyard during a garden gone wild therapy session via  https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

This little garden gone wild therapy session did lots of good. My yard is in reasonable order once again. The lawn is neatly cut, the flowerbed edges trimmed, and every weed has been pulled. And I plan to keep on that course, for when I take care of things that need me more than say… Pinterest, I know my world will thank me.

Oh, and one last thing.

My apologies for using my iPhone rather than the fancy camera and for not capturing anything truly Pinterest worthy.

I was busy gardening.

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  1. Call me crazy , but I think the iphone shots look great…The Grape shot is AMAZING! You have a beautiful garden….nice work!

  2. That’s exactly what I need – some garden therapy – nothing soothes my soul more than that. My garden needs it too!! But not today. Today is an indoor day with temperatures in the mid-90’s here in Southern Ontario – it’s hot and humid out there. What happened to fall?

  3. Well done Donna. I’ve returned to my Vancouver garden gone wild after two months in England where, prior to me getting there, my English garden gone wild too. Don’t talk to em about gardening…lol! Still work to be done in Van but yesterday two garbage cans and three garden bags went out for recycling. Whew!

  4. I love your backyard. You could go wild in my backyard as there is nothing but grass. I have back problems and I am 71 so I guess it will stay as is. You have a beautiful everything. God Bless

  5. Yes! I am very proud of you! Your view is spectacular! Wow! But, yes, I am very proud of you because since I have become a blogger (about 7 weeks or so) I feel glued to the computer – And I don’t even know half of the in’s and out’s of the whole deal. I just find it v e r y c o n s u m i n g! And somewhat frustrating at times! I often ask myself why am I doing this? What am I looking to get out of this? Is is a brag thing? I don’t have any sponsors so it certainly isn’t for the money! I do enjoy reading your post though!! See you next time……Trisha

    • Hahaha! I have a love hate relationship with that table and chairs. I have to have something light and easy to move before mowing. And that set does it. The chairs are super comfy too! Old yard sale find. Too bad it works so well… 🙂

  6. Love that you spent time in your garden – it looks beautiful !
    You’ve inspired me to get out and work on my own garden. Thanks for the nudge!

  7. I don’t know…I think that second pallet path picture is pretty nice. What a cute idea. I will have to go back and check that out. And thanks for reminding everyone to unplug a little more and live. I find that even though I craft at home, I am contantly checking my etsy stats and email, interrupting my train of thought. It’s an obsession we all have to keep tabs on, for our own well being.

  8. I’m very proud of you! The yard and garden looks great. Now only if your enthusiasm would spell over to motivation for me … my garden is way worse than your was … needs serious help. I haven’t even touched it this year due to circumstances beyond my control, but it is definitely feeling neglected. Great job!

  9. I hope you were also recalling the vacation time you spent with your son and know that was more important than keeping up with the garden. He will be off onto his life and the garden will still be there.
    Absolutely beautiful results though.

    • Haha, ohhh, nothing to worry about there at all. I don’t venture yard wise very often. I actually involve my son with basic maintenance so he won’t have to count on his future wife to do everything. 🙂

  10. Donna, you did good, Girlfriend ! It’s still hard for me to get out there and do that kind of work. Most days it is nearly 100 degrees here with about 90 percent humidity! UGH ! Fall cannot get here soon enough! I don’t know why you need to get away to experience nature. The view from your garden is heavenly! But the places you’ve been lately are wonderful. I’ve loved reading about your little side trips in the RV. It’s always nice to get home though, isn’t it ? Looking forward to seeing your next project.

    Patty
    Castroville, texas