Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy.
Wishing you a very peaceful day.
Once again this year, I’ll be sharing little glimpses of our gardens. Although so much is growing all the time, there is always a little moment every week that makes me smile extra wide and this is what I want to share with you.
Sp much is happening in the garden this week. All that rain has brought us so much bounty. Pounds upon pounds of beans, peas, kale and Swiss chard are being preserved for the colder months, herbs are being dried and frozen and we are eating from our garden at almost every meal of the day. We even picked our first red tomato today. JOY!
So I decided to focus on a little piece of happiness : My Calendula is finally blooming. See, I made a HUGE mistake this year. I usually start my Calendula inside every year, but since we were running out of space, I decided to direct-sow in late April as soon as the soil could be worked. I think that it would not have been such a mistake if it wasn’t for the fact that we have had such a cold Spring and Summer. All the seeds germinated very quickly and when they got to about 2 inches high, they stopped. And when I say stopped, I mean frozen in time for the better part of May and almost all of June. I was heart-broken at the idea of not being able to harvest my own Calendula petals for healing salves and my soaps this year.
But look at that! Better late than never right? In the last few weeks, my plants had picked up and today, I counted 11 blooms. 3 of them will be blossoming in the next day or 2 and most of my bigger plants are producing more buds as we speak.
If you put your faith in Mother Nature, she will always take care of you. This is a mantra we live by here. She is not infallible, some years, she may need a little help, but she is always on your team.
How is your garden growing?