Gardening in the Third Trimester: A Guide

Bad to the phloem!So, you want to garden until the bitter end? Like MIA at the Grammys or Amy Poehler doing the Palin rap? Here’s how.

The most important part, is having an exit strategy. This means always having a way to get back UP if you get DOWN. This can be a helping hand from a person, having a fully loaded wheelbarrow to grasp or having a tree that you can lever yourself up with. Having an exit strategy means you won’t have a “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” moment. It also means you’ll more than likely be able to get yourself to the ladies’ room before you dribble.

Yeah right.


These blue hyacinths are also in their third trimester...








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Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens.She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

4 thoughts on “Gardening in the Third Trimester: A Guide

  1. Due 5/24 here. My problem is that I don’t like to garden when the hubbie is home, because he thinks he “knows what he’s talking about” because he watched a Walter Reeves show once. No helpful hands here. So I’m just enjoying the perennials this season. And, as long as you are in the back yard, dribble – meh.

  2. Also, take the amount of time that you want to garden, weep, shout, bargain, and then cut that time in thirds and only do one third.

    Or, you can take the hip/lower back pain all the next day. Your choice!

  3. An exit strategy is verrry important. I remember in my third trimester that I was planting hundreds of bulbs while my hubby was off doing errands…and got stuck. Seriously stuck. My then 4-year-old and her friend had to help pull/push me up. Humbling.

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