Friday, May 19, 2017

A Little Quote and A Little Note

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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Lowcarb team member said...

Marcie, a lovely post.
I wish you joy too!

All the best Jan

Jan said...

Marcie, your photos are always so lovely! I am so pleased that you share them on your blog with us...thank you!
I am orried about where our bee population has gone also! There was a time that they were everywhere but sadly not so much now 🐝
How is Micah??? He is such a handsome fellow :)

Out on the prairie said...

Love the violet, a favorite with a friends mother who put them in her yard. I think of her each time I see them.I have a few baby pepper on and blooms on my tomatoes. a friend over on the Mississippi used to plant 20 acres of potatoes and the "roundup" each year was fun to help on. I put in anise for a first time, but the birds like the greens, maybe look like something live.I see a lot of cooking shows using it and thought it would be fun to try. Making stuffed shells with spinach today, yum.

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful!!! I hope the bees come back!!! I have been keeping the wild flowers around. I don't pull them out! Big Hugs!