Earth Day was yesterday, technically, so I’m a bit behind. But it’s been a month of extraordinary challenges for the people I love–so much so that I’ve been killing plants with neglect right and left. It’s times like these that I realize what an extraordinary burden 150+ houseplants can be.
I also realize how beneficial gardening can be, not just to the earth but to the gardener. The stress of the last month has been extraordinary but whenever I’ve had a bit of time to get out into the garden I’ve come back renewed and physically refreshed and better able to care for those I love.
So for Earth Week this week I’ll post photos of what’s coming up in my yard and renewing us both literally and physically. Enjoy!
White bleeding heart (digitalis spectabilis alba) growing by a stone wall near my pond
The bud of a tree peony. I love these but the flowers stay open less than a week. Very unrewarding.
Pink bleeding heart buds.
Time-worn garden stepping stone
Golden bleeding heart, celandine poppies and the effects of the drought–everything in my gardens is like dust, even in my heavy clay soil