Wednesday, August 22, 2012
So yesterday … I am a little embarrassed to say .. I went back to the supermarket where I’d purchased a lot of plants on sale (two for one) lately. It was the last day, so .. ahem .. I bought a few more plants.
Back home and I decided to tackle another neglected garden area. This one is in the front side yard, behind our “first ever Christmas tree” that is now well over 100 feet tall. I’m guessing, as I don’t have anything to compare it to, size wise. But its gigantic. And all the birds love this tree.
Anyway, I dug away at the hard packed soil, amended it with a very generous amount of magic mulch & soon I was settling in my new purchases. You can’t see it in the photo, but there is a very healthy Jasmine plant, with two vines. I’ll be training each one up against several fence panels and so soon they should be growing quite nicely.
I was soon in the Zen of digging the soil and deciding the best places for the plants so it was quite a shock when I was finally finished for the day. Tired and happy at the work done. Tidied up the area and then brought out the hose and watered everything quite thoroughly. Followed by a liberal dose of liquid EM.
Have you ever noticed sometimes how quickly the day passes? You sit and think, now what did I accomplish today? Much or nothing?
Well, I’ve decided that I always do accomplish quite a lot .. even when I feel that I haven’t made any advancements in my many projects.
And I know this because I take quite a few pictures throughout the day. At the end of the day, after I’ve uploaded them to my computer, as I look through them .. I think back to where I was and what I was doing as I’d taken them.
I remembered my little breaks from working, looking up at the magnificent skies overhead. The opportunities to just rest awhile and look at the sweet little birds who visit our yard. Admiring how the plants are growing. The advancements made in their growth from one day to another.
Feeling such joy at the way the sunshine transforms the surface of a leaf, the texture of a stem, the decadent blossoms of the cheerful sunflowers that the birds have planted, as they’ve scattered the seeds while they munch away at the feeder.
Remembered how wonderful it felt to just wander around the yard, planning for changes. Opportunities for me to utilize my creativity in plant placement.
Another wonderful day spent. And there is still a fair chunk of summer left to enjoy.
Life is great in the garden!