When we moved into our house the first project we invested in that gave me joy was working on the garden. While replacing the water heater was indeed an investment I found it extremely unsatisfying. You don’t invite dinner guests to an unfinished basement with a glass of wine to chat and relax amongst the beauty and solitude of your new energy-efficient water heater. Trust me.
I was so happy to finally have my own garden I didn’t mind the receipt sticker shock at the garden center…
It always makes me so happy after a long winter to see little green nubbins of rhubarb leaves poking up through the soil in my garden. My hardy little rhubarb plant can always be counted on to spring to life before any other plants or bulbs have sprouted. I’ve learned that rhubarb is one of those plants that people either love or hate: If you do not have one at home in your garden, you covet others’ rhubarb patch and wince every time you have to purchase rhubarb…