Category Archives: garden

may all your weeds be wildflowers.

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imagine my surprise 

when coming home

noticing the landscapers

had mulched and manured and cleaned

my garden

but in doing so

had removed my garden vision

i’ve been nurturing for a while

a huge mix of wildflower seeds

a naturalized garden

most on the cusp of blooming

it was full and lush and green and tall with stems

so full of potential

 the surprise beauty of new flowers

yet to be discovered

 i’m sure they just saw weeds

 were trying to help me by ‘cleaning it up’ 

leaving only what they recognized as flowers

 i so appreciate all of their work

 it’s clear we don’t share the same vision.

 

 

“man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.”

~author unknown

music amongst the trees.

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a new garden begins

in the first spring

spent at my home

 first things first

a door is decorated

tiny flowers are planted

shells and stones and treasures and glittery things

are scattered

leaving room for more to come 

the fairies are welcome

to visit and stay at their leisure

i’ll listen very quietly.

  • “there is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

-minnie aumonier

botanical.

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this one is sure to make a comeback.

yes, most of the leaves have dropped off, but I see a hint of color.

ignore the brown, there is still a flower.

these are a few of the thoughts that cross my mind

as I try to nurture and revive

some of my indoor plants

that have chosen to be

“on a break from thriving right now”

for some reason I will not give up

as long as there is one stick left in a pot

my optimism refuses surrender

and still i wait for my green thumb to appear.

the fact is

that I love to garden

I love flowers, I love plants, I love trees

I am a nurturer by nature

but it is all a trial and error process for me

my middle daughter once stood in the middle of my yard and said,

“if you had everything you ever planted,

we would be standing in a botanical garden right now.”

I really loved that.

what an excellent point.

“gardening is not a rational act.”    

-margaret atwood

new path.

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shopping in the happy garden section today 

gloves, pots, dirt, candles, seeds, fairy lights…

and this.

machete much?

 

“if you’re doing something new there is always a sense of fear or foreboding,

but you’re in new ground

and you have to get out your machete and cut a new path.”

-jeanine tesori

“though she be but little, she is fierce!” – william shakespeare

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behold the bounty that is my late summer harvest!

even if it is all miniature

it’s the first time 

i’ve ever grown a vegetable

in my entire life

and so

it’s all perfect and i’m perfectly happy.

 fairy-sized or not.

do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way

of small but meaningful accomplishments.

– bryant h. mcgill