Friday, 27 April 2012
The Emancipation of the Garden
I spent ANZAC Day emancipating the garden from almost two years worth of weeds. It felt so good. Again. I can see where I have been - I see results. Tangible results.
I want this to be a habit! I truly do!
I conquered those pesky weeds, grew my own pile of offcuts, found a pumpkin vine sprouting from our compost heap; found some cherry tomatoes sprouting too.
While I was pottering about in the garden, it made me feel connected with my family. My Mum loves gardening, I think my Dad secretly does too, both sets of my grandparents enjoyed spending time out in their gardens. Isn't it such an easy way to feel connected to the Earth - and slow down your day?
I've now been sharing with the Doctor and Tiny some plans to plant a wee fairy garden at the front, with daisies and some prettiness.
Because we rent, I've thought - well we rent, why would I want to garden. Then I came to this week and thought, I want to live in a space that is nice, that feels good, that looks pretty. Gardening is a two way street - and it's win:win both ways. You get to feel that satisfied exhaustion, and you can see results and feel good about it.
Why am I so late to come to this gardening party?!
Best of all - I found the water meter. I found the flipping water meter peeps! This is license to party like it's 1999. It is in the middle of the front fence, and is completely obscured by trees. And weeds. Now it is FREE!
This lady has totally inspired me. Can you imagine anything more dreamy? Nope. Me neither.
image via Daily Dream Decor