Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New Year, New Garden Wishes
The garden changes each day, each year. Shrubs grow larger, flowers fade, new growth begins. The seasons come and go bringing warmth for growth or cold for dormancy. Colors dance in bold pastels or huddle in earthy browns.
Rustling leaves play a tender tune in summer with supple hands softly caressing one another in the breezes and play a more rhythmic sound in the cold like brushes on a drum with stiff and dry leaves scraping and rubbing in the wind. The sweetness of blooming blossoms brings a heavenly scent in warmer seasons contrasted with pungent earthy odors in winter. It is an ever-changing landscape, a mercurial world.
I can only guess what my garden wants for this new year--good soil and compost, enough moisture, tender care. Those are not really huge requests. Most of that will come from nature herself. However, I hope to add to it, ensuring there is the best possible environment in which to flourish. What do I want for my garden? Dare I wish anything for my garden? I do not really wish for much.
I wish for...
- milder temperatures that do not reach the extreme.
- enough moisture to keep us from drought.
- overall garden health with no fungal or disease attacks.
- robust health and flourishing fields of growth.
- time to tend it and mend it and savor it.
What are your garden wishes for 2013?
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