Posts tagged "gardening"

Volunteers

Volunteers

Our gar­den is five years old. You can see how it looked here, after we’d spent quite a bit of time sift­ing dirt, weed­ing, and clear­ing out trash, rocks, and gravel. I regret that we didn’t get any spring pic­tures of the gar­den this year, but you can see what it looks like now. The...
Delicate Violets

Delicate Violets

Our gar­den exploded this past week. All my bleed­ing hearts are in bloom. The hostas are com­ing in. The alli­ums and bee balm have open blos­soms. The white and pur­ple vio­lets have mul­ti­plied and are cov­ered with del­i­cate flowers. Johann helped me do some weed­ing today. He knows I’ve had a rough week. He picked...
Winter Blues

Winter Blues

The promise of spring hangs in the air. We had a tease of 50 degree Fahren­heit weather. The daf­fodils are send­ing up their leaves. The snow drops are in full bloom, even after being buried in 5 inches of snow. Once the snow melted, they were thank­fully still there, as beau­ti­ful as ever, as though noth­ing...
Blue Coral Bells

Blue Coral Bells

I first heard the tra­di­tional song “White Coral Bells” sung by Lau­rie Berkner on one of my son’s CDs when he was little: White coral bells upon a slen­der stalk. Lil­lies of the Val­ley deck my gar­den walk. Oh, don’t you wish that you could hear them ring? That will only hap­pen when the fairies...
Spring, the Sweet Spring!

Spring, the Sweet Spring!

  It seems as though our spring has already been busy. I think I’m slow­ing down, while the rest of the world is speed­ing up. Get­ting around to doing all the tra­di­tions we love about the hol­i­days has been harder lately. But as a result, the cel­e­bra­tion has expanded. Christ­mas was not just one day. Besides St....
Life Is Amazing

Life Is Amazing

  As I am putting the fin­ish­ing touches on my wool and silk blend cardi­gan, I am dream­ing about what I will do next. There are six dif­fer­ent projects up for con­sid­er­a­tion. I took a short detour yes­ter­day after­noon try­ing to find a clo­sure solu­tion for a felted bag I want to list on Etsy,...
The Promise of Snow Drops

The Promise of Snow Drops

  One of my favorite quotes is an anony­mous one: “When the world wea­ries and ceases to sat­isfy, there is always the gar­den.” Nature pro­vides an unlim­ited source of inspi­ra­tion for me. Win­ter has its beauty just like every other sea­son. There is noth­ing like the hushed silence hov­er­ing over freshly fallen snow sparkling in...