Welcome to the first day of a new month, the day I share a Gardening Oops that I've witnessed or committed myself. While pondering possible subjects for this month's Gardening Oops – GOOPs for short – I kept running into garden blogger's block. No topic felt right. Nothing came to mind that worked as an interesting GOOPs subject … NOTHING. This writer's block reflected the general hum-drum feeling I've had of late about gardening. After a very busy May and June designing, planting, coaching, and gardening for clients and the extremely uncomfortable heat July brought to Connecticut, my energy for gardening and garden blogging came to a screeching stop. Like these hosta leaves, tired and burned from too much heat and sun, I was burned out on gardening.
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We gardeners spend so much time cultivating gardens that we often missing a chance to learn about plants growing of their own accord in natural settings. I avoided a Gardening Oops – GOOPs for short – simply by taking some time to wander outside of my cultivated beds.
Bags of mulch have rested quietly in the driveway for more than a month, waiting for this gardener's attention. Meanwhile, weeds have grown and spread in the nearby perennial/shrub beds, taunting the mulch and this gardener with, «Nah, nah. You can't get me!» Not having enough time or cooperative weather to weed and mulch the beds in the front of my house has been my gardening oops – my GOOPs – all spring into summer.