Each year as the spring unfolds, there are a myriad of wonderful experiences to be had in the garden. This year, there’s been some late spring rain which has created a bright, happy garden! It’s fun to see the flowers revealing themselves, one plant at a time, depending on the weather and what part of spring we are in.
Fun has been expressed this year through recording video clips for people to enjoy our spring garden from a distance. This has made me even more aware than usual of the gradual awakening that happens throughout the garden.
Splashes of new color and vibrant living growth inspires and calms. A variety of food sources also continue to be available as the seasons pass. At this time, we have artichokes, chives, thyme, marjoram, oregano, za’atar, pineapple sage, rosemary, scented lime geranium, lemon balm, lemon verbena, walking onions, basil, 5 kinds of mint, horseradish (the leaves are edible, too!), grape leaves, comfrey and lavender. These are just the plants that can used in teas or to cook with.
Flowers continue to bloom as other flowers fade bringing the beginnings of summer foods to enjoy. Jalapeños, tomatoes, berries, pomegranate, pears, and more beckon as their flowers slowly begin to wilt and develop into tiny fruits. Even the mustard branches show a glorious, ethereal beauty as they dry with age.
What am I recording this year along with the memory of this glorious display? A new feeling, a different society that is being formed as you read this. Wondering what the future will bring. How will it look and feel? Even with all of the uncertainty surrounding us, there is always a feeling of awe and hope when spending time in the garden.
A garden is a place of exercise, contemplation and renewal regardless of the season! We welcome you for a safely distanced garden tour if you’d like to arrange to stop by.
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