Gardening was something I helped with growing up. I would be okay until I found my first worm of the year, or maybe just got a little too dirty. I’m still not a big fan of playing near worms or getting dirty, but I’ve improved a bit. Now, living in Seattle, the ickiest part is seeing slugs everywhere in spring. And all kinds. Bleck!
I manage to ignore them mostly, though, and I’ve planted a good bit since moving to our house last year (just over a year here, now!). The previous owner had a nice assortment of plants, which meant that we get to see flowering plants from spring through fall. Last year, I tried to keep things more simple because I wasn’t sure what plants were already in the yard. This year, I knew a bit more and decided to add more flowers.