The flowers are arriving with the spring showers. Blooms in all colors are a welcome sight, after a cold winter. The pansies are doing well, even with temps in the upper 80's. There are iris, baptisia, clematis, lavender, comfrey, roses, mock orange, and grape hyacinth blooming, as well as lots of wild rattlesnake weed, atamasco lily, virginia spiderwort, yellow stargrass and azure bluets.
The garden is mostly planted, thanks to J's hard work. The cutworms have done in another two tomato plants. Grrrrr... I've planted seeds of calendula, tansy, marigolds, borage, bee balm, purple hyacinth bean, garlic chives and several basils- lettuce leaf, cardinal, lemon sweet dani and cinnamon today. A few of them went in the ground, but most went in pots.
The dogs are now getting into the pond, which is still just under 4 feet. Would you believe they got baths yesterday?!
A couple of my hats are soapmaker and gardener. A simple, green lifestyle is what I aspire to, and something I continue to learn about. The organic gardens here grow food, flowers & herbs. This home was built with the help of several other folks. It took many years, but is now my sanctuary, and where I'm learning to honor my creativity. Believing words are powerful, along with soapmaking, is how the blog was named, rather than there being any exceptional cleanliness here on the homestead :o). Thanks for taking this journey along with me!