What is puttering? Why ask? Just do it!
When heading outside with gardening jeans on, a trowel in ne back pocket and clippers and a steak knife in the other, there’s no telling what will go on in the garden.
“I’ve noticed something about gardening. You set out to do one thing and pretty soon, you’re doing something else, which leads to some other thing, and so on. By the end of the day, you look at the shovel stuck in the half dug rose bed and wonder what on earth you’ve been doing.”
Quote by Anne Raver
Nancy Kurul That describes my gardening style to a T!
Gwen Strickland That’s me!!!
Leatrice Gulbransen I think the very same thing, Sue ! I try to just sit in the garden and relax? Nope. I see something that needs done and get up and do it. Then, just like your quote, one thing leads to another……..Some day, I just want to sit and enjoy my garden
Deb Durham I have this very same problem. Then my boy gets home from school to help me and he says…’Well, what have you been doing all day?’ Stuff…I have been doing lots of useful stuff.
Ainsley Bedford This sums up my gardening time to the letter! My Mrs. is constantly asking why I can’t just do one thing and the truth is, I can’t answer. I just stand back at the end of the day thinking “Damn did I do all this?”
Cathy Wigington if I go to the flower bed I seldom get back to chores inside the house.
“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” –John Erskine
“Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it.
When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt
serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed.”
– Lewis Gannit
Valerie McAndrew Must be all the fresh air we gardeners get, makes us float all over the place in the gardens. Eventually, it all gets done….
Teresa Ranft Ha! Show me one true gardener that isn’t A.D.D.
Leonie Hion Sounds like me – glad I am not the only one.
Carmen Cruz I just go from one end to the other. Weeding, moving plants and just feeling happy!
Peggy Ann Mills That quote is so true! It is hard to stay on task when I keep seeing other things that need attention, too.
Shirley Filer This reminds me of the day that I took some scraps to the compost bin, saw a weed and pulled it, then another and another….after a while I heard what sounded like the back-up warning on work vehicles and wondered what was going on the next street over, but couldn’t really see anything. Pulled some more weeds and then heard another of those sounds…oh my goodness! It wasn’t trucks, but both of my smoke alarms were sounding. I had left my breakfast cooking on the stove. Like the potato chip ad says, you can’t eat just one….and you can’t pull just one weed, either!
Debbie Fogal That is so funny Shirley Filer. Hope the house was OK. I keep my wheel barrels in the back gardens and compost. When I want to work in the front I have to go get the wheel barrel. Sometimes I never get to the front because I get working in the back. My little neighbor girl told me to keep the wheel barrels all around the yard. That’s all good ‘til I have to take a load to the compost pile. Have a great day, garden friends.
Tom Anderson Thought I was the only one did that and I just remembered where my pitchfork is…sticking up in the lasagna bed from this morning!
Flea Market Gardening it’s SO gratifying to know I’m not alone in this,… Sometimes I wish I could ACCOMPLISH something big, but it always starts out small and turns out completely different than I imagined.
“Carpe Ritula” Translation: Seize the spade.
“In the garden we forget to count the hours”
Debbie Fogal I tell my neighbor I start lots of different things so I can see what I have to finish. It works for me. Today, I’ve gotten a lot done. The ponds pumps are out and cleaned. Things put in shed. A lot of plants cut down. Tomorrow, I guess I will take out dahlia bulbs and rake more black walnuts. First I must put on my long johns.
Stephanie Freeman That’s exactly what happens!
Carol Little That is all true…..but it sure would be a relaxing day!!!
Jessie Sam This is me, …I go out every morning to view my garden and this is me to a ‘T’. It is so relaxing to work in the garden this time of the year. I have to put a halt on myself, because I would stay out and not do anything inside. It’s beautiful, cool weather in Baton Rouge LA today. I live in the city close to a street so I try to make beauty, not just for me, but for anyone who is passing by.
A Suburban Farmer Maybe we gardeners are all secretly related, LOL!
Alice Player Yes we are! Thought I was reading about me!
Amanda Speer The plan is to clean the coop and deadhead the roses. We’ll see….
Sandi Kay I have gardener’s ADD too! Things get done… eventually… but not in the order I intended.
Cats Moulder’s If I sit down very long looking at the yard, I come up with all kinds of things I can do, put together, or make better!
Someone mentioned a dirtier word, then,….housework:
Pam Voelker This applies to housework also.
Jeri Levasseur That is just how it is with house cleaning too.
Elaine Condon Yes, that is me…but then I do it in house work also…set out to clean my porch yesterday, ended up washing windows…
Flea Market Gardening Pam Arvin Voelker, true and I really try to go with THOSE moods, since I’d much prefer to be out in the garden. Housework=Never done… Well, neither is the garden! LOL! ~~ Sue
“There are just some days when all seems to be right with the world…And this was one of those days.”
“The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all, this puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.” John Cage
Genie Steger Yes one thing leads to another, I also put a French blue door in my vegetable garden, my summer trip to Provence!
Rhonda Elder love the quote…so true.
Bec Busby Yep love this quote – thats been me all over this week but have created much and very pleased. I didn’t need to wonder what I had been up to though!
Pam Dolson that’s why they call it ‘puttering’ – you are not required to actually accomplish any one task!
Dorothy Stephens So very true!!
Margaret Bagg Love it…what on earth have I been doing?!
Terresa Stoll For sure, went out to move a few more plants to the garage for the winter and to cover a few to protect from tonight’s prediction of frost. Four hours later I finally made it back inside. And every step I took, I thought “Oh yes, and I still need to do that this weekend.” Gotta love a garden!
“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~Lindley Karstens
“Not All Who Wander Are Lost in the Garden”
Janine Garra That’s Mom for sure. I would always say that I didn’t understand what Mom was doing because she’ d hardly ever finish one spot . The next time she’d be in the garden she’d be somewhere else and she didn’t finish where she was before. I’d always tell her that. Never was able to figure that out.
Brenda Collette A little/lot ADD…I do that inside and out…
Garry D Roberson that’s it.. just ADD one more bit…
Kris Lihs Story of my life…lol
Jana Frazier Oh, I am so ready to get my gardening on!!