Thursday, September 12, 2013
Summer time is a fun time, right? Too much to do and schedules and timelines are just not a high priority with me right now! Yippee. I’ve wanted to write and have kept putting off this decadent pleasure. Time to start-up again so here I go!
Recently I’ve been reminded (yet again) of the amazing power of positivity. How simply marvellous this energy is and how strengthening.to focus on the positive, especially in the garden.
My garden needed some “oomph” which it didn’t seem to be getting, so I went searching online – looking for sites with information on the effects of negativity in the garden (for example, heavy construction noise, dynamite blasting, etc) … and I rediscovered the power of music on gardens.
A number of times I’d heard about the amazing effect of music on plant growth. As a matter of fact, I always have music playing when I garden. Lovely violin, fiddle, instrumental, classical, world music.
Here is a great site on the positive effects of music on plant growth and development, showing the results of scientific testing to prove this: http://www.musicforyourplants.com/
Some of the sites listed details of how the tonalization of the music impacts the growth of plants and you’ll find the Italian video quite interesting.
And from this site, I am learning more and more and Joel Sternheimer thoughts make sense to me, here is his site on energy and the power of music: http://tama-do.com/roothtmls/cell-research.html
So much to learn, so much to discover!
I’ve copied some of the music onto my gardening iPod and have also included my new purchase of sitar music (ranked to be among the best for the garden) by Ravi Shankar “the Living room Sessions Part 1.
Much scientific wording and examples of music are given. Me, I’m a believer. And am shortly going outside to play again my lovely music and admire the growth of my plants. I just love my garden and each and every plant that grows in it!
These geraniums had not bloomed at all this year .. but look at this ..many little buds will be opening soon!!
I was watering some plants last evening after a very hot day. Look at what I found in a sedum planting! I think my friend D was being creative with this surprise! Little kitty kat! 🙂
Peek-a-boo .. I see you! Little cannelloni beans growing away behind the leaves. I’ll leave these on for dry beans later on for winter soups. With a few set aside to plant next year, of course!
Here is a little squash I just noticed last night, growing away so quietly.
Yet another squash that appeared overnight, it seemed! I was puzzled that spaghetti squash were growing and then I remembered the time last fall when I had diligently cleaned the seeds from an organic spaghetti squash, dried and put them away in a Ziploc bag. No labeling (sigh) so I had assumed that these seeds were for another type of squash. Note to myself, label seeds this year.
Grow on .. little squash ….
more surprises …
Our area in Victoria, BC has been hit with a number of days of really hot weather!! so everything seems to be growing great!
I’ve been sorting out my garlic, saving the largest for planting in October. And I’ll also be planting those little yellow thingies that grow at the base of hard-neck garlic … they look a little like dried bean, but have a pointed end. Not sure if they are called “bulbets” Should get a few small garlic bulbs from them.
Here is the most amazing, informative site on growing garlic! https://www.garlicfarm.ca/
Now .. mug of tea, camera, music and I’m all set to go out and play in my yard ….