• Amy

    This had me laughing out loud. So true!

    December 17, 2012
    • Meleah

      Hey Amy,

      Ha! Thanks for your note. I think this every year at some point, but this year it really got me after that huge snow we had earlier this month. ๐Ÿ™‚ m

      December 27, 2012
  • Vicki Hoffman

    Thanks so much for your truthfulness. My husband has been after me for a few months about cutting the tall grasses near the front door and driveway because they get covered with snow from the snowblower after each winter storm. I’ve been resisting his requests by reminding him that a year ago I cut them down and no snow! This year they are all bent over, mushed down, and frozen to the ground like your photo. My crystal ball of snowfall predicting is NOT working at all!!

    December 18, 2012
    • Meleah

      Hi Vicky,
      Ha! My husband and I go back and forth, too, over what to cut back or let stay. More and more, I’m leaning towards cutting most everything back since it winds up looking so horrible all “mushed down and frozen to the ground,” as you say. Thanks for your nice note! – m

      December 27, 2012
  • Amanda

    Dear M&M – Finally someone who tells it like it is! I always wondered at the enormous, peculiar gap between the magazines and my yard/garden reality, even in summer! You must put your above blog post in your next book!!!

    Last summer with the drought, crabgrass invasion, Japanese beetle swarm, hosta-chomping slugs, asters-yellow-weirdo disease (still don’t get what that was) and fat lawn rabbits outnumbering neighbors, the yard looked more like a science fiction rag than garden mag.

    December 27, 2012
    • Meleah

      Hi Amanda,
      Ha! Thanks so much for your note. People have been sending in some really funny photos of their own lovely winter gardens, so I’ve got to get those posted. Reality is definitely not as pretty as a magazine photo spread. ๐Ÿ™‚

      January 08, 2013

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