|Viola Pubescens (Downy Yellow Violet)|
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
These have been busy days, these days of middle Spring. We have begun to plant the garden, beginning with crops that can withstand a bit of cold. Onions are in and set potatoes have been tucked into the soil with the assistance of an old fashioned potato planter, borrowed from a friend. Some herb seeds have been sprinkled on the soil, and a few other herbs transplanted. Our new tea garden is taking shape!
|Cardamine diphylla (Crinkleroot)|
I have had one or two speaking engagements a week since the first week of May and have loved the interaction with other gardeners, or those who are exploring the idea of becoming gardeners! After speaking at a lovely local library this afternoon, I came home and tromped through the woods with Micah, returning to the house just in time to connect with a beekeeping friend who came to give us advice on our, now sadly empty, hives. We need those pollinators!
Wild flowers are springing up in the woods and the dandelions are flourishing. We have been eating asparagus and herbs from the garden and are looking forward to the abundance of fresh produce that the months ahead will bring. These activities - the walks, the ephemeral wild blossoms, the asparagus - all say "Spring" to me with such beautiful clarity. What does your ideal version of Spring look like?
|Antennaria Plantaginifolia (Plantain Leaved Pussytoes)|
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.
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