Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tucking in the garden
While most of the garden is tucked in for winter, there are a few plants who refuse to give up the ghost. I've got pansies and violas peeking out from between the flagstone by the pond. I walked between the houses yesterday to find the new clematis blooming....still. And then there are the impatiens that I couldn't bear to rip out--they too, are enjoying the warm weather and fall rains. I guess it beats the blistering heat and drought of this past summer. It's a flower version of kickin' up their heels, I think.
It's amazing how the earth recovers from the 100+ temps and lack of rain. Slowly, but surely, my lawn and gardens are showing me their resilience. Finally, with cooler days and dewy nights, it seems the back 40 is staging a comeback in subtle greens and a peek of color here and there. It's as if the earth is whispering "I'm okay. See you in the spring."
Thank you, Earth. I needed that reassurance. Rest well.