2012年5月4日金曜日

hardening my heart

I'm too soft hearted for gardening.

I don't like killing things.

Even squashing aphids makes me sad.

And when thinning out the seedlings I always have to try and transplant the picked ones, even when there's not much chance it will work.

Today I was mulching the new garden beds.

And I hit a conundrum:



Those two-leafed green specks?

Self-sown sunflower seeds.

Each and every one I cover over with that black plastic is going to die.

A bright, beautiful and happiness conferring sunflower snuffed out before it even had a chance.

Sniff, sniff.

And yet I hardened my heart and kept on mulching.

What a big girl, huh?

Well.......

I was looking to the right the whole time.


There's still just a few sunflowers left to ease my guilt.

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