Returning to the Garden

Monday, September 29, 2008

Visiting McMenamin's yesterday has given me a renewed interest in my garden, so I've decided to share one of my favorite species in my garden right now: Gaura lindheimeri. The first time I planted Gaura streetside, it didn't make it through the winter due to a freeze that killed the roots. This time around, the two Gaura plants I've put in one of my streetside beds appear to be thriving. It accents the garden nicely, and I love that it blooms in late summer and early fall, making this past sunny September all the more beautiful around here.

I've also got a nice hot compost pile going, a pile I've been working on for a couple months now. It's a good feeling to spread such fine humus around the garden, knowing how good it is for the plants, soil, and the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I'm glad to be back in the garden after a long hiatus--somehow pregnancy, childbirth, and having a newborn and a three-year old didn't seem to go hand-in-hand with gardening. But, I'm back, and it feels good to have returned to a favorite hobby.

On another note, Samuel wants to be a snail for Halloween this year, and I'm thinking Juniper will make a sweet little fairy. Time to order those costumes. This mama hasn't got the time to sew them up herself. Any ideas on where to purchase or order online?


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