I was fortunate enough to spend last Friday surrounded by beautiful flowers. Saturday became my workaholic- have not seen summer weather in Chicagoland for 8+ months sort of day. I hand tilled my 25′ x 8′ garden with a pitch fork. I won’t get too deep into the story, but I decided since my husband was working I would do it myself. I asked him what I should use, as I could not rent and lift a rototiller in and out of the car on my own and misunderstood what he really said. Note: Do not EVER till a garden with only a pitchfork! The soil is incredible, but my back, neck and arms ached from all the lifting and bending. Regardless, it felt liberating to be out in my garden again!
Here are a few photos highlighting the month of May from a Chicagoland garden: