This fall I’ve been working to save seeds to share with my Colorado Backyard Gardener friends. Why? Seeds make me hope. Thus I suspect that by sharing my seeds I might plant some hope. It’s that simple.
Who doesn’t like something that is free? The Denver Botanic Gardens has free days throughout the year. I highly recommend taking advantage of this. Just meandering around there is a great way to get some gardening ideas or just a great way to stare at beauty and nurture hope. And if you have never visited the Denver Botanic Gardens you may want to check it out on November 8th. Why?
It will be the last time that you can see the Chihuly exhibit for free! I have been four times to this exhibit and each time I see something new. I just love it. There are unusual glass sculptures all over the gardens. It will be beautiful in November, even when all the other plants in the gardens are dying off. Trust me.
And do keep in mind that while all gardens are to be enjoyed, don’t let the grandiosity of this one spoil the enjoyment of your own pots and dirt and growing things. I have to keep that in check myself!
This quote makes me laugh. And it is so true for me and for many gardeners I know. In fact, for most people who have something they do with their hands (woodworking, cooking, knitting, building an engine) they are happier. And happy is NOT bad. If we do something in the pursuit of happiness as an end in itself, we may end up disappointed. But to do something so that we do it well and so that others are served, then happiness happens! So does joy.
Yes, this quote rings true for me. Gardening has helped me find joy (an attitude) and happiness (a state of being) in the midst of tough times. Thanks be to God. What is one thing you can take up doing — something that requires the use of your hands? Do it. Take it up. It will bless others. THAT brings joy. And your spirit will be lifted.
Healing in the garden. In the last 11 years, I have navigated at least 11 hardships (some I would call tragedies). Each time I have gone to my backyard garden and put my hands in the soil. I have been made better there. Thanks be to God this is true. And, I think the hard clay soil is different as well. Thanks be to God this is true.
This is a picture of my Rose of Sharon bush. It blooms in August. I love things that bloom in August, don’t you?
This sounds like a great event. There is a fee to attend. From their website:
Come explore the joys of tomatoes in sweet and savory form. Combine different cooking techniques and use the brilliant sweetness of seasonal, heirloom tomatoes varieties to awaken the elements they have to offer. Bringing out the richness of what fully ripened tomatoes have to offer, add these recipes for a unique collection that will add dynamic flavor to your dining experiences.
If you need some inspiration for planting what comes up in early spring, this sale might do the trick.
|Date:||September 19, 2014—September 20, 2014|
|Event:||Fall Plant And Bulb Sale|
|Topic:||Fall Plant and Bulb Sale|
Who doesn’t like free? And have you been to this place? Even in the winter it is wonderful to walk around. Go! I like the Butterflies At Chatfield exhibit that is on this site (in season).
I adore this quote. Adore it. Why? It tells me that I’m allowed to participate in the creation of things. Even if all I do is put a seed in the ground and step back to watch it grow. I get to clap for two reasons. (1) God is creative and benevolent and fun and whimsical and….. (2) And I participate with him in all this. He invites me in. So clap away in your gardens my dear friends. You garden (or whatever you do) WITH God. You change diapers WITH God. You create a new Excel spreadship WITH God. You clean out the garage WITH God. You teach WITH God. It’s a WITH God life. God celebrates you as you celebrate Him. Clap away because it is a shared moment of delight WITH God.