Yesterday afternoon my writing group was called off, and instead of rushing back to my laptop, I went home and hit the garden.
Hit is the operative word. I did some serious pruning. For me, this is a bold move.
My general gardening philosophy is: if a thing wants to grow, I let it grow. This concept, put into practice, lends the place a certain straggly aura.
Yesterday, however, I got out the good clippers and restored all the edges, crisped up the paths. It looks great. The shrubs are looking perky and robust. And I’m very empowered.