hands in the dirt

This week in the few moments of sunshine between rainy days I was able to get out in the garden and work the earth. It felt so good. It’s as if putting my hands in the dirt literally roots me to this planet. I can’t explain it, but every time I’m out there in the garden I feel connected and at ease. There’s already perennials coming up from last year, which is quite exciting. Like magic they’ve returned from the winter: Lavender, Sage, Lily, Cone flower, Evening Primrose, Tansy, Black-eye Susan and something I’ve nicknamed “Fireworks.” I weeded around them and made room for new growth.

Since the shares are starting a couple of weeks earlier this year I’m eager to see plants raisin’ up and gettin’ ready for bloom time. I received a generous donation of several awesome perennials plants from friends, so I transplanted these too: a new-to-me variety of Bachelor’s Button, Bloody Dock (for the pretty leaves) and Chinese Lanterns.  I can tell it’s going to be a good year. Now I’ve got to get the seeds and annual starts in before more rain comes!

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