Apparently we are only allowed one day of warm weather and sunshine at a time and it was yesterday. Today was not sunny and I feel cold. On the bright side, for the first time since I have left it to grow, my wisteria has bloomed. The leaves look sick, probably from our Mother's Day snow, but it actually has blossoms! Too bad it is such a nuisance to me. I do not know how to train it and therefore am seriously considering removal. I am tired of vines crawling across my picnic table and reaching out to pull the hair of little girls. It is wild and unruly.
My wisteria is not the only plant scheduled for possible demise. Our snowball bush is also going away. It has been a faithful friend, always covered with snow white balls of blossoms each spring, however we are looking to minimize yard maintenance and place our swing set in a visible location. The snowball bush stands in the way. Since grass is fairly easy to maintain, we are looking to turn several areas from unkempt gardens into lawn. It is difficult to say good bye to some of my plants and yet I am totally unable to keep up with them. I think I will be happier and have much prettier flowers if we reduce the amount of garden space to tend. Now if only I can decide what to keep and what to get rid of.
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