Savor the Season
Here in the Midwest, it’s finally safe to plant flowers and vegetables without fear of frost.
We hope. I’m going to risk it.
The daffodils and tulips are done for another year. My lilac bushes are fragrant and their beauty is short-lived.
My peonies are going to open in the next week or so, depending on the warmth of our days.
I have rhubarb growing that’s ready to be harvested and made into something tasty. Fortunately, it returns faithfully each year.
The flowers, vegetables and herbs are calling my name. It’s a beautiful time of year.
If you enjoy fresh herbs and vegetables, I encourage you to plant a garden.
You may not have much space; however, you may be able to have a few herb pots on a sunny patio or tuck a tomato plant or two into your flower bed.
Have fun getting creative.
It’s fascinating to see what develops from a plant when you add some water and sunshine.
If you’re an accomplished gardener, then you’re most likely well ahead of the game. You have your garden mapped out, have seedlings started in a warm window and will enjoy your first tomato by early July, if not sooner.
My dad always planted a huge garden. I didn’t appreciate it as a kid on the farm, since I had the chore of weeding. Swore I’d never grow up and plant a garden.
Never say never and never swear.
Although I’m not the meticulous gardener that he was, I do the best I can and enjoy whatever happens to grow. I now find satisfaction even in the weeding. It’s a wonderful form of meditation for me.
Guess I’ve grown up to be my father, the farmer’s, daughter.
Whatever beauty you find this spring, take time to enjoy it. The seasons pass much too quickly.
Sending you love,
Health Coach Carol
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin
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