It's kinda been a really neat week. In-between normal life duties I've been running into the most interesting people. Take the shop I stopped into on Monday. The salesclerk and I just started chatting and wouldn't you know that she is setting up a local garden walk. I gave her some information about permaculture and she was so excited that she wants to do a workshop about it at her event. When visiting the nursery I struck up a conversation with a nice woman as I was loading the beans into the car. She asked if we could use a log cabin doll house that she was going to donate to Goodwill. I said YES and then we continued to talk about the nature school she works at and how she keeps bees. Then there was my kind neighbor who has gotten me into essential oils. There are many uses for these plant derived oils and after soccer practice this week she gave me a large reference book so that I can learn more about how to use the oils. And then there was the nice couple who walked by when I was outside gardening and let my bean play with their dogs. They gave me some tips for keeping chickens as they have a few and told me where to get our permit and how to set things up.
There have been a few more things but I think you catch my drift! It was like everywhere I turned people were talking about what they were doing to get back to nature. Making more conscious choices in their everyday lives to do better. Pretty cool eh?
My favorite part about stepping into the spring garden is seeing growth. When I can divide a plant or create a new bed that's when the magic sets in. I'm still cleaning up beds, laying compost, and tearing out grass to widen different areas. Our peas and lettuce are coming up and I finished laying all the brick for my back garden border. This week I have been planting shrubs in different beds for more interest as I wait "patiently" to plant veggies, flower seeds and dahlia tubers.
Shrubs that have gone in....
~known for its large waterlily like blooms~
Clethra Alnifolia, North American native “Sweet Pepperbush"
~attracts bees and butterflies~
Itea Virginica "Little Henry-Sweetspire"
~small shrub for mixed borders ~
Ninebark "Amber Jubilee"
~chosen for its striking foliage~
I hope that whatever the season...you're enjoying the beauty that comes with it. Have a great weekend folks!