One Little Word Wednesday
Driving Ms. Gloria

Window Garden

Over these last few "dark months," I've written about my efforts at . . . creating light. . . in my surroundings.  As the days got darker, I focused on my windows, trying to make them more inviting and light-full. 

I hung stained glass suncatchers in windows to catch the light.  I created  little "vignettes" of objects I particularly like on my windowsills.  I put candles in my windows.  And I created a window garden.

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All of these little efforts helped to create a bit more light in the dark days of winter.  But I think my window garden made the biggest difference for my spirits.

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That's probably just the gardener in me . . . connecting with living plants through the non-growing season.

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But I think it's actually deeper than that.

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The tending.  The watering.  The new growth.

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All reminders . . . that everything cycles.  Seasons change.

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Light comes.  Again.

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Marilyn

Look at those! Very nice. I'm loving our longer days. I'm pretty sure we "spring ahead" this weekend too...
xoxo

margene

My kitchen window (or guest room) would be the perfect place to grow a small garden during the winter months. I really must try this next year. Tending and caring for something else feeds the soul.

Carole

C'mon sunlight! We've got a wintry mix today along with strong winds and I am DONE.

kathy b

Beautiful. The cats eat all plants...so I only have bamboo on a very high ledge....but I love to tend to it.
WHen the kids were little I had too much to tend to. so I left the plants and greens behind..now I love having a garden outside again

Suzy

I have been forcing a dozen or so tulip bulbs and this morning I noticed buds coming! I also have a basket full of spring flowers (including a Faerie primrose), i.e., 'European' garden. This all in my kitchen. Flowers feed my soul.

kitten

Pretty! I might try that with some delicate plants this summer, though light is something we have in no short supply here. (In fact, during high summer I'd prefer a little more dark...)

bonny

Gorgeous and inspirational! I've started some of my garden seeds and am giddily excited about my baby cabbages, marigolds, and herbs.

Vicki

I'm always starved for green!! I'm not much of an indoor gardener, but I've been enjoying tending my few little plants this year.

Sharon

It looks so pretty and it inspired me to pick up a little Jade plant today. I hate to throw plants away, but I've been babying an African Violet all winter and its not perking up! Think its got to go :(

Cookie

Yay! I've been waiting for you to show us window gardens. Totally worth the wait. There is something about making the plants grow inside... more so this time of year.

After 20+ years of having palm plants, I finally have babies. I know it sounds crazy but watching those tiny green shoots get bigger every day and move toward the light makes me unspeakably happy.

Mary

wow. I can't believe how much everything THRIVED ... or maybe I can. you have quite the touch, my friend!

Patty

My kitchen could use one of those too! I really need to get on the suculent train one of these days. ;-)

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