What does our garden self-talk sound like?
Oh, dear. I should do some weeding.
Oh no! A bug!
My garden doesn't look as good as theirs.
Remember your purpose in going to the garden in the first place. Why do you garden?
Let's notice the beauty of the blooms, hear a bird singing, bring our minds to the present moment.
We may not extend our garden's life, or the life of some particular plant (particularly if it's a weed!), but we'll extend our own.
Photo from bburroughs.blogspot.com