On days when tending the garden is overwhelming pick up this book and write what you would like to tell your imaginary gardener. When your back is tired and your nose is red from too much sun, take a much-needed break. While sitting with a cold drink, write a list of chores or expound about what you've already accomplished. Celebrate your hard work on paper.
Of course, new weeds will sprout each hour, but instead of feeling guilty for not hopping right on them, give yourself a break and tell it to the gardener. He never talks back, has energy to burn, doesn't cost a bundle and is efficient to boot. After being your sounding board, this gardener will go quietly away.
Open your book when the snow flies and reminisce about what a hard worker you, (and your imaginary gardener) were.