6 thoughts on “A Neophyte’s Garden…

  • June 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I love my flowers too and they do me a world of good!

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    • June 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you, Melanie…

      This is so new to me. I appreciate your sharing and here’s to sunny skies and rain so our gardens can grow.

      Cheerio,
      sln

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  • June 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Such a wonderful blog, Sandy. So happy that you are enjoying the peacefulness of your plants. There is a mindfulness to gardening that people often miss – if you really want or need your world to slow down, even for an hour or so, a garden is the best place to be. Wait until your flowers really begin to grow and you will be amazed at the changes. You will be able to enjoy the intricacies of the flower petals even more in their abundance – so much more fun to come. The portulaca in that barrel will be a rainbow of colour on the sunniest of days – as if smiling, for all the world to enjoy.

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    • June 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      Hi, Sheila ~

      I am going to relish the “waiting” for all my portulaca to flower and fill out my barrels.. I’m practicing patience with this. It’s very interesting to me. I’ve never had an opportunity to practice patience, but I’m beginning to believe one can learn that, too.

      Still, every morning, I must confess to you, I bound out of bed to see how my little babies are doing.

      Again, many thanks for all your life-lessons in gardening and “mother earthing”!

      Have a lovely week and speak soon!
      xox
      s

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  • June 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

    This is great; thanks for posting photos. This is my third year for growing container vegetables. Despite getting a late start on getting them outside this year (I started seedlings inside) I am now underway. The daily inspection(s) is/are a joy even when the results are not great (last year for example was a very difficult year for tomatoes; an awful blight) and the bending over makes my head or back throb. Here’s hoping you can take this up again in your new abode. Clearly this is more than “curb appeal” for you now!

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    • June 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      You bet, Jemo…
      This is much more than “curb appeal” … today, I couldn’t resist buying two beautiful hanging pots of petunias to hang on hooks in my backyard and they will come with me, no matter where I go, as will my beautiful yellow begonia.

      Every time I inspect my plants, I carefully dead-head them and stick my finger in up to the second knuckle to insure they are not parched. We are expected rain again on Wednesday, so i am going to hold off on more watering to see what happens.

      They are so beautiful. I would love to grow fresh herbs, but not here and not now. I have too much else on my plate. Have you ever tried that? And wouldn’t it be lovely to grow one’s own summer salad?

      I’m growing quite passionate about all this. I love it. It’s like I have more pets, except they don’t bark and they don’t need to be walked and they don’t mess up the lawn. I love the way they make me feel. Like I’m connected and they need me. It’s exquisite.

      Thank you for your vote of confidence. I really need it these days. They seem overflowing with stress, but when I’m in my back yard, the stress disappears.

      Hugs to you and huge thanks, profound thanks.

      Truly. Madly. Deeply.
      xox
      s

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