Let me show you some of my garden. Maybe you can tell me what I have to do to get some enthusiasm back for working in it.
For years, I built retaining walls and stone walkways and slate patios and I poured over gardening manuals and selected the best perennials for the degree of sunlight and moisture level of the soil. And then I tried again with different plants when those ones would die.
Sputnik would often help me out with the yardwork.
Finally the garden is looking half decent.
And now I don't want to have anything to do with it.
Mother nature has triumphed, the garden has beaten me; even the composter has stopped working - nothing but twigs and roots in there where there should be rich compost.
I think I'm burned out. I really should fill in some empty spots in the perennial beds and fill the front porch and the back patio up with potted plants like I used to.
But I really just want to reclaim the lounge chair from the cat.