I had a great time creatively when the daffodils bloomed with drawings, photo pages and several other projects and of course the same things are happening with my Iris. I was just to busy with the landscaping that needed to be done to get around to doing any of those things with my tulips or lilacs.
I love "biodegradable weed block"and enjoy the way each weeks newspapers and cardboard help mark various plantings as I cover them with gravel. Small progress, a few free papers each week and gravel recycled from other projects. Bit by bit things are beginning to take shape and there is a simple joy and satisfaction to be doing things this way that I don't think folks with the money to hire everything to happen at once could understand. I've always got the next bit to look forward to. Theirs is all done.