I’ve started ripping out the oregano that infests my front garden. While the Battle of the Bellflower was in full swing, I really didn’t have the energy to work on oregano, which smells nice and appeals to bees and butterflies. But now its flowering season is over, and it really has spread alarmingly in the past five years, so I’m going for it. Since it’s in the mint family, that’s its nature, and if this house doesn’t sell soon I’m sure I’ll still be ripping it out next year.

Why can’t I ever just sit back and enjoy the garden instead of always doing things to it?

No, I know the answer to that: because the last owners made bad choices.