I always put off planting my garden – not because I’m lazy or don’t have enough time. I put it off because I can never decide where to plant each flower and veggie and I’m afraid of running out of room. I could say that my fear comes from having a small garden area – which I do – but that wouldn’t be entirely true. I put off planting my large garden at my old house, too.
You see, I spend hours rearranging plants in my mind, and even jot the design down on paper at times, but it’s never quite right. There is always a plant or two out of place or I find a new plant at the nursery and simply can’t live without it.
Of course, it doesn’t help that when you garden in Maine the rest of the world has already begun harvesting before the last frost has passed. It just gives me more time to ponder which plant to tuck in where and browse the pictures for more flowers I simply can’t live without.
Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of gardening season in Maine. Crops need to be in before June rolls around, which gives me less than 24 hours to decide where to plant those seeds.