When you work full time, finding time to garden can be a challenge. All those magazines showing pictures of smiling gardeners with not a hair out of place (or a smudge on their face), surrounded by perfectly behaved plants makes you look at your yard and think “I’m such a slacker.”
Ignore them. We garden in the real world – the one that takes place after five. This is full-contact landscaping, and we need support or therapy to make it work. Here, you’ll find a bit of both.
Carol O’Meara is an entomologist and gardening enthusiast in Boulder county, Colorado, where she works as an agent for Colorado State University Extension.