A few of my thoughts related to this viral contagion and how we’re dealing with it.
I was pretty stoked for this to be the first thing I noticed when I came home today. For those
Sometimes, it’s just nice to go for a wander to appreciate other people’s gardens and the beauty of nature.
Insects are vitally important to a successful garden, if not a well fed world. Letting your plants flower and go to seed can attract them, feed them and allow predatory insects to do their thing and keep down pest numbers.
Having plants that don’t need to be replanted every year can really take the effort out of many aspects of gardening.
Who says plants can’t feel joy… I’m certain that ours can…I can feel it myself
Jelina loves Magnolia flowers. Though she’s away studying at the moment, her magnolia is in full bloom in the garden
Though we may struggle sometimes to get certain favourite plants to grow in our garden, I am always surprised (and sometimes frustrated) at the way some plants thrive in difficult locations outside of our carefully tended gardens. Take a look at the pic above. It’s one of our most useful seasonal plants, Chickweed (Stellaria media) growing happily in a gutter on the roof of the newsagents next to the NAB bank on Murray Street. It’s happily taking in the Sun on this Winters day, oblivious of the fact that none grew in our garden this year until I forcibly transplanted some from the wild. Plants grow best where they’re happiest and this one is obviously happiest just out of my reach!