Getting back to the lily purchase. What I didn't say was...that I ordered these because I love them. I love having my garden look different every year. Some old standbys and a few new additions....like those orange tulips last year. If I need help planting these, believe me I will ask a family member or hire the boy next door to help me for the day. I won't be digging in the garden this year. I've already made some changes in my gardening...like using a chair when weeding, resting on my various stools and benches, no lifting, lightening my load in the lawn cart, asking the kids help with picking up sticks and leaves, and stopping my work at Mary's Garden at Church. I guess I'll have to just let the woods go without the weed whacking this year. I can keep the border OK, but not back in the woods like I have been doing.
These are all things that I can do without giving up anything that I love about gardens. If I had to give up gardening...I would be really sad. This has been a big part of my life since forever. I'm not going to be a dummy and hurt myself...I'll simply think before I do. I've always said that I would like to garden right up to the end of my life....and I still feel that way.