Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wind, weeds, and Flagstone!!

This week brought many new things to the garden. I have planted 3 new kinds of mint, Spanish Lavender, garlic, two new rose bushes, blanket flowers, and my lilacs are blooming. I finally have most of the mulch where I want it to stop so many weeds from taking up all my time this summer, and have managed to continue to work on the lay out of the garden, and general design of the yard. A friend is giving me some flagstone he was not using, which is a generous gift and will look amazing as my new patio. I couldn't resist putting a few pieces down tonight just to get a feel for the look.
The wind has been insane here this spring, normally not that big of a deal for me, but I am sick of it now. It pushed open one of my seed boxes and destroyed the glass in the window, but did not damage any seeds. As this was my second attempt at seeding, and I am succumbing to the idea of buying some plants this spring, and sowing many directly into the ground as well.
There is still much to do, but things are coming along so nicely, I just can't wait to see what else brings it self to life in my yard. I love spring, so many possibilities of what is to come!I noticed this one lone dandelion growing out of a rock in my rose garden tonight. I just sat checking it out very closely for awhile, thinking about it, is it really a weed? Didn't I read someplace of all the cool vitamins it carries, and aren't the roots wickedly powerful? How did it come to be I always thought it was merely a weed? This dandelion, standing so upright, reaching to the sun, growing in the smallest bit of dirt on a rock, this dandelion captivated me. It is considered a weed by most, and a medicinal powerhouse by others. Normally I would have just walked right over and plucked this little yellow dandelion from its carefully built home, but today, I just observed. Funny the things you think about when you slow down, take a breath, and look around. I have been struggling to find my own hidden strengths lately, and here I was finding many in this yellow bit of weed, slowing down to take a look, I realized the point in my own life, that I was about to miss. It makes me wonder what we could find inside us when we take the time to look closely, and redefine some things, we might see more then we ever imagined. Weed to herb, loathing to love, sick to healing, despair to hope. So glad I sat and played in the dirt today :) who knew what I would unearth about myself while looking at weed.

2 comments:

black bear cabin said...

the dandelion growing among the roses...saying, i belong here too :) very cool post! though, im none too happy about the damn wind damage you received.....poo! :(

SK Waller said...

I just wanted to let you know that I used the photo of the dandelion beside the roses on a blog post, with credit and a link back, of course! If this isn't ok with you, just let me know and I'll take it down. Thanks!

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