My garden is overwhelming this year. It really needed serious work and new soil last year, but that didn’t happen, so now it is in dire straits. At first I was a bit dejected, but then I remembered my word. Focus. I’ve broken it up into manageable bites that I can focus on one at a time. It may not all get fixed or done up totally this year, but at least the areas I do will get done right.
This week-end that focus was on the front entry way and garden. My japanese maple is finally cascading the way it should, but it also had overgrown the path up to the front door. So this week-end I dug out the pavers, cut back and pulled out plants on the other side, and re-made the path. Then on Sunday when the guys asked what I wanted to do for Mothers Day I asked them for a few hours outside. We cleaned the entrance area top to bottom, even washing the siding.
If I look beyond I can see that there is still a lot of work to be done. But I will choose to look instead at what was accomplished, evidence that using focus works.