Musings by Patricia Feager
After a wet and windy spring, this is the result of my annual manual labor in my Flower Mound garden. I enjoy planting and adding something new every year. The flowers in the top left was a complete surprise! When I planted it into the earth, there were no buds or flowers! To me, it looks uniquely exotic and I am proud of how it turned out! The photo on the top right was taken a few days ago when the winds were blowing fast. I felt as if the petals waved back at me, letting me know they would be okay.
On the bottom left is my repeat hydrangea. I love that it flips from pink to blue blossoms. This year I got pink! On the bottom right is another beautiful surprise. There were no buds when I planted it and yet it survived some crazy thunderstorms and lots of wind.
My perspective of gardening is this: Flowers and plants are part of every-ones ancestry, benevolently tended to by our ancestors, pioneers, immigrants, the bees, butterflies, and the wind. With intimate care by human hands, we can make the world more beautiful. My objective is to preserve these cherished relics of our ancestors. I love to watch my garden grow, making sure they get just the right amount of water and weeds are removed, giving them room to grow and breathe in comfort. In return, flowers give me joy. In my mind's eye plants and flowers reunites me to my ancestors and those things that came before me, including bees, butterflies, and the wind.
Patricia's Tip for the Day:
©Be the guardian of all living plants and keep planting.