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Gardening heals your soul!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

While out watering my plants I realized how much I rely on them. Not only for nourishment but for support. My plants do not judge me (unless I do not care for them), they do not argue with me and all in all they love me. At least in my mind. I never realized that until today when I was watering them with my youngest. My daughter is a green thumb as well and loves the outdoors and nature as much as I do. Honestly it is a trait that both of my Grandparents had that continued through all of us.

My garden may be small now but it is beautiful, green and lush. Outside we have a lime tree, blueberry bush, tomato plant, two strawberry plants and some dark pink Asiatic Lilies. Inside I have several herbs, green onions, bell peppers, daisies (from an amazing friend) and three house plants. Funny how I say that isn't much. I grew up with my Grandfather having a large farm with crops galore and my Grandmother having a wonderful garden in the city. Honestly her garden reminded me of the Secret Garden. I would go in there with her next to her small pond and read books and talk about my life issues. I am deeply wanting this for my own children. A place outside for them to relax and meditate, an area for yoga would be amazing! Along with a garden that will nourish them and teach them about growth and life.

Today was a pretty horrible day, this wedding planning for my SIL is becoming a painful unwanted choir. If it wasn't for beginning my day with meditative yoga and ending it spending time with my kids and plants I am not sure how I would function.

I hope you all have found peace and love in your day today!

Much love Sparkers!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TURTLE_CHELLE 4/27/2013 1:24AM

    I enjoyed your blog. I, too had wonderful gardening examples from my grandparents. I can't believe my grandpa tilled and weeded and irrigated with a hip replacement well into his later years. I have gained a greater respect for both Grandpa and Grandma through my own gardening. May you be blessed with an abundance at harvest!

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MINNESOTAMAG 4/26/2013 9:02PM

    Your garden sounds beautiful! My own is quite pitiful in comparison! Have you posted photos of your garden?

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TECH1960PS 4/26/2013 7:54AM


I love plants as well. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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CLWALDRO 4/26/2013 7:17AM

    Gardening also reminds of Gods blessings in creation and we can have a little part of bringing more beauty to the earth. My son grows a food and flower garden and is having so much fun. He loves to dig most of all and hates to weed but what can you expect from a 10 year old.
I will pray that you can control the stress around the wedding plans for your SIL

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JO88BAKO 4/26/2013 12:06AM

    You bet, plants are awesome

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