Well, I have to say, I didn’t really believe the day would ever come where I would actually have flowers to cut in my cutting patch! Realistically I suppose there isn’t really any reason why it wouldn’t. Seeds grow into seedlings, into plants, and they do finally flower! But for some reason up until now it’s only been in my hopes and dreams.
Mind you, it has not been a walk in the park with everything coming up roses! I already have a list as long as my arm of things that haven’t worked out and things to try next year, and it’s only July! I also still have a ‘to do’ list I can’t keep up with for the rest of this year. In the last few weeks the cutting patch has been higher maintenance than ever before. Watering, weeding, staking, and cutting blooms before they go to seed. I spend many evenings from the minute the kids are in bed until it’s too dark to see outside tending to my flowers. Thankfully, in the most part, I find it relaxing and therapeutic.
For those that are interested in the gardening side of things, over the next few weeks I plan to update ‘The Cutting Patch’ section of my blog with a bit more detail of what I’ve actually been doing out there to ensure these flowers keep blooming. For everyone else, just keep enjoying ‘The Blooms’. The weeks are racking up and I am starting to have flowers a plenty!