I'm planning ahead for less work in the garden this year. I always think that I have room for just one more plant. I like my gardens full. I have 3 "full" gardens...and they are very little work at all. The weeds are not a problem and the ones that do survive this crowding...are spindly and can be pulled easily. Then there is the border around the house. It's another story. There are evergreens and hostas planted ever so often and big spaces in between. I am just now finishing the job of cleaning up those areas. Grass and weeds get in the mulch and make it hard to keep tidy. I wish that I could grow plants closer together to make less work in these areas. I hate to use something that will kill the grass and weeds...so I do it all by hand. There is a time coming that I will not be able to do this and I may have to resort to another way. This year I am selecting plants that don't require dead heading. Dead heading is cutting off the spent blooms to keep the plant flowering. I have pinched off the dead petunia blossoms...it seems forever. We selected shrubbery that will stay small and not require much pruning. Our other shrubs had to be trimmed each year...sometimes twice a year. All this gardening wouldn't be possible without my trusty green chairs. I have 3 and keep them at hidden places along the way. They aren't very attractive and are cast offs from Joe's son. He didn't want them...so I brought them home. They are faded and worn, but are just the right height for me to sit down on... and weed. I have a knee that gives me fits, when I use a low gardening stool. Just by accident, I used one of these chairs last year and it worked great. I am tall, so I can use a higher seat. They are lightweight and I just toss them in my lawn cart and travel around the yard. I may look like a character in my gardening clothes...pulling a lawn cart full of essentials...but hey, I get the job done.