Sweet Gabriel came home from school today with a newly sprouted apple seed. Eager to plant it, we traversed the entire yard looking for just the right spot where it would neither get mowed or plucked out with the weeds. “It has to be next to the grass,” Gabe informed me, “so that we can lay down under the branches and peek through to see the blue sky.”
Ah my darling, blessed boy– I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he would have children by the time this little seed had great wide branches. But really, what better reason to plant the seed?
We are having glorious perfect spring weather and in an effort to make up for lost time we’ve been spending the last few days in the garden. Pruning, weeding and mulching always makes me wax philosophical…
No matter how long and cold the winter; Spring comes, it always comes.
If you want a beautiful garden– prepare to get messy! Manure really makes things grow.
Sometimes you can plant the perfect plant in the perfect spot and it will still die. Don’t sweat it. Rip it out of there and move on.
The work you do in your own little yard will bless the world now and for generations to come.