Garden Update: Flowers and Harvesting from Fall and Early Spring Plantings
Laura is an amazing gardener faery – more like farmer faery with her knowledge and know-how 😉 While I’ve always had a love for nature, plants, trees, flowers, and organic goodness, aside from the few plants I’d purchase and nurture, it wasn’t until buying the house we live in now, which had many mature fruit trees to begin with before we added more lushness and beauty to it, along with Laura’s inspiration with her garden and telling me about the Garden Tower, that I started on my own journey.
This post of hers shows an update on her beautiful garden that I had not only the chance to see and help out with, but also enjoy the fruits of the labor, so to speak, in my tummy.
As you can see, lots of yum, beauty, and abundance from the faery garden! I also am particularly blessed and grateful that she shares some of the garden magick with me throughout the year in dried herbs, tea blends, home made jams, the best “honey”-like lavender blend, dried greens for my smoothies, and more! MMMMMMM MMMMMMM GOOD!
Everything is looking so lovely in her garden and growing quickly even since my being there. I particularly love the sedum groundcover…that’s got my name on it. 😉
I also love how we are both examples of what’s possible from easy to more extensive gardening.
As Laura shares, we don’t all have to do things the same way. It’s okay if you don’t see yourself gardening. And if you do, just know that it CAN be easy and you don’t need to know anything, like me!
We aren’t all going to be part-time farmers, although it would be cool if we were. 😉 Yet we can all in some small way find our zone with Nature that aligns with us.
But she IS right, that just planting something and having the committed partnership and responsibility to cultivating it, finding joy in each day of growth, and smiling with excitement when you see it blossom, and sharing its gifts in response to your love and care, along with a little water and sunlight….will enrich your life in ways you can’t imagine.
Today, just an hour spent outdoors planting, pruning, tending to things was invigorating for me. After having my hands in the soil and then sitting at my desk to work for a bit, I found myself feeling really fresh in a raw and natural way, that was like a cleansing and lively recharge…almost like when you jump in the ocean on a hot day. That Earthy goodness just washed all over me.
And it can for you too!
I don’t spend hardly any time on things other than checking on my plants, watering when needed, pruning, and harvesting. I only have the occasional seeding or planting that takes place if I want more veggies, need to transplant, or replace any plants. It does encourage me to spend even more time though just touching and exploring my plants, which they and I both get to receive the direct benefits from.
Thank you Laura for sharing your piece of Heaven on Earth and for inspiring others to bring their heart into partnership with Nature in any way they can.
I’m really starting to enjoy this maturing garden. Even though the yard remains far more than a part time “job,” each year, more and more plants bear fruit, perennials and bulbs take off, and I have greater success with multi-season crops.
This week has been heavy on the garlic, shallots and peas, although I’ve also harvested impressive amounts (for second year plants) of various berries, which we’ve enjoyed in smoothies and our favorite way: over vanilla coconut ice cream!
Back to the garden:
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