Crimson and Clover
A short day in the garden continues to be rather taxing for my body, including my brain, but is still very much worth it!
We start a new project each week. We’re growing beds of Bok Choy, Lettuce, Carrots, a container of Sweet Peas, and we each have a potted assortment of Cacti that we took home.
We take care of the gardens planted last year; the beautiful robust Chard, Thyme, Parsley, Sage and I do believe, some Rosemary too, along with a spontaneous flower garden.
We harvested the wonderful Cabbage plants and next week are going to share a meal together.
I love being in the open air, seeing smiles evoked by simple little things, like a bug or a bloom. I also love seeing my son engaged, smiling and enjoying nature.
Being around people who are kind, understanding and who don’t put others in a box or see them as diagnoses, but instead as individual human beings with something unique to offer is a blessing. I wish it was the norm, but I don’t think it is.
Even though I feel great fatigue after the class, I’m able to experience the ‘Green Healing’ as I sit quietly recalling the beauty of the flowers or interesting plants we saw, my son’s smiles and the often moving interactions with the other volunteers while we worked together.
Our visits to the greenhouse are always exciting as well. Plants change from week to week and there’s usually something new along the path during our walk. I love that!
The patch of Crimson Clover (above) where the ladybugs live is thriving with beautiful blooms. In honor of these awesome blooms, I’m sharing the song via YouTube.
This is an original short version, by Tommy James And The Shondells, as heard on WABC AM radio when it was a hit in 1968.
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- Crimson Clover (rockycropfarm.com)