Mulch ado about gardening

I was born with the standard two thumbs. Unfortunately for me, neither of them are green. I can weed and trim like nobody’s business, but when it comes down to giving plants all the tender love and care necessary to stay alive, I struggle.

However, my mom and grandma always had great gardens filled with delicate flowers, carrots, beans, and more.

I’m a picky eater and weird about my vegetables, but I will eat literally any food that comes fresh out of the garden. In fact, I even have two canned mason jars full of garden beans sitting in my kitchen cabinet right now.

My grandma always had a garden full, and I do mean full, of brightly colored blooms. Unfortunately for her, she had a lot of grand kids who played on her front yard who all had a habit of messing them up sometimes. Being the awesome grandma she was, she never gave us too much grief about it. Sometimes a ball would end up in the flowers by accident. She would jokingly scold us each time saying, “You owe me a dollar!”

It’s a good thing she was only kidding or I would have owed her a decent sum of money.

Did you know that this week in Webster City was proclaimed National Gardening Week?

The Webster City Town and Country Garden Club has been sprucing up the large potted planters that line Second Street along with other areas of town.

Flowers are in full bloom and thanks to the hefty May and June rain showers, there is an abundance of green grass everywhere.

Interested in gardening this summer but don’t have the space? Consider renting a garden at All Cultures Equal this summer.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with the raised beds at ACE too. These gardens are a great way to meet new people as well as help out the community.

Even if you, yourself don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of educators who can be of assistance at the gardens.

Whatever color your thumbs may be, have fun this summer and dig in the dirt a bit. Experiment and see if you have an undiscovered green thumb. May your gardening adventures be in your favor.