Ok so it is hot … very hot and sticky. I can’t remember it being so hot so early, made hotter only by the not so distant bout of cool wet weather we had this Spring. This year it appears to be feast or famine with the weather, but don’t worry I am not going to prattle on about the weather. I just wanted to set the mood for the last few days … hot and sticky, making work in the garden feel onerous. And to those who say ‘oh just wait until it passes’ or ‘weed in the evenings’. I reply that unfortunately the weeds do not wait until cooler weather and as much as I love where I work I don’t think I could muster the energy to come back to work after dinner to weed. So I plopped on the sun hat and slathered on the sun screen and made the most of it. I moved around the garden yanking out whatever didn’t belong and before long I realized that I was seeking out certain weeds in the garden because they were easy and gratifying to weed. Call it lazy if you will, but I prefer to call it bliss weeding. My most sought after undesirable was Annual Fleabane Erigeron annuus. It doesn’t develop a big root system so it is easy to pull out and grows quickly so I generally have something satisfying to plunk into my wheelbarrow. It is also an annual, as mentioned so I know that every one I pull before it goes to seed is several less next year. It’s like a hat trick of weeding bliss. Just thinking of it
makes me want to put on the gloves and getting pulling. So when you are out in the garden weeding and feeling like sitting on that lawn chair in the shade with a cold cold mojito just get your weed bliss on and starting pulling.