Okay, count on me as odd – I have moments when I like (love) to weed.
Weeding can be the perfect procrastination – how guilty can you feel about NOT doing what needs to be done when you are clearly getting SOMETHING done?
Weeding can be the perfect stress release – pop on the head phones and you can’t hear the kids bickering, and the repeatitive motion really requires little decision making once you know what a weed looks like.
Weeding can be the perfect way to see the plants you love – up close and happy that you have released them from their hideous bonds.
Weeding can be the perfect creative process – again, up close, you can see areas that need improvement and plan moves, additions.
Almost like shopping – weeding can the gardener’s version of cleaning your closets prior to a shopping spree.
Just remember: no garden is one size fits all, so you just know you have to evaluate and you can even”weed” out things that aren’t weeds – even those that are weeds just to you. Maybe a friend would like that extra daylily?
Of course, beware of gardeners with too much of something – that gooseneck loosestrife might not be a real gift…