Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Joyful Moments-in the garden

One of the most joyful ways to enjoy your garden is to simply let it be. Allow some areas to grow within their own boundaries, to spread, mix, and go wild :)

One place I allow this is just outside my drying barn...small beds on each side of the doors are never 'planted'...I use the space to sweep seed and cuttings from the barn floor-whatever germinates and grows is what we enjoy.

This year we have zinnias, parsley, fennel, and a grapevine, all happily living and growing together.

Take your joy where you find it....we often can't control the events or the outcome of a day, week, or year...but we can make or find one joyful moment in each and every day- and embrace it for good.

Have a joyful season~
Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Sage Hill Farms

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Dottie said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I have known quite a few people through the years who have remarked proudly that their gardens don't require any maintenance; my reply to them is that a garden that doesn't require a little work isn't really a garden at all (and a boring one at that). They spent a lot of time putting down plastics and layers of mulch, and I knew one person who dug holes in the ground where she would put the potted plants so that they couldn't spread. I love to let my plants and seeds meander wherever they feel like it because that's what makes a garden interesting and inviting, not to mention one full of surprises.

Your practice of sweeping seeds out the door and letting nature take its course is one of the best ideas I've heard in a long time. This year I had quite a few pans of seeds that didn't germinate, so after what I thought was a reasonable amount of time to wait, I tossed seeds and soil out of the greenhouse door onto the bank of my pond. Maybe, like you, I'll get lots of surprises next spring. I'm counting on it.

BeaK. said...

Dottie, I agree that a garden in the state of perfection would be quite boring...well, to me and you at least...I suppose it really depends on what one needs and wants from their you, I enjoy the surprises...can't wait to see what you get from the seed toss !

A beauridul fall Saturday afternoon here...slight breeze and warm sun with low temps. Now that is perfect gardening weather:)

In fact...worked outside all morning...put in some more Echinacea, thinned some turnip green beds, had a few weeds in the lavender bed, and cut the okra.

I'm planning a lazy afternoon~since it's already after 3 PM guess it will be a short one :)