There are big things happening in my garden right now.
Some of it is on the surface . . . where we can see it. Like these poor, nearly-laying-on-the-ground tulips in the midst of my grape hyacinths. (The result of last week's freezes.) But at this point in the garden season, most of what's happening is still under the surface . . . at the roots.
I feel like I'm very much like my garden right now. There's a lot going on - just under the surface - for me, too. My gardening these days . . . is really happening in parallel: both in my garden-garden AND in the inner-garden of my head!
- I'm clearing out and cleaning up. Doing some weeding. Cutting back. Looking for new growth. What can I get rid of in my gardens?
- I'm assessing the condition of the soil, the roots, the emerging growth. Should I add more compost here? A little fertilizer there? What do my gardens need most right now, to thrive and grow and bloom in the coming season?
- I'm making plans and figuring out my timeline. Are there things I need to move or transplant? When? Are there new things I'd like to plant? What? Do I want to make big changes . . . or just let things go on as they are?
It's a busy time out in the garden.
And in my head, too!
"We are like blossoming trees;
holding on; letting go;
rising and falling
into our weathered souls."
-- Angie Weland-Crosby
How are things going for you . . . with your word? And in your garden?