Just got a text message from a friend…”My mini greenhouse has sprouts..it’s so exciting.” 

 Funny what a thrill we get from those little greenish yellow  plants poking out their heads to see the world.web-l-0301

 I think it’s innate in all of us to want to sow and reap from the Earth. web-flowers-today-0341

 I mean, seriously, why else would we spend hours upon hours thinking and planning, then more hours doing back breaking work while swatting bugs and sweating?  There must be some great force that draws us to it.  web-sunday-088

Of course there are the flowers and the vegetables but it’s not like we can’t acquire them without all the work. veggies

 We choose to garden. 

In some of us, it’s one of the most relaxing and enjoyable pastimes we can think of.  But unlike reading or knitting, we get our hands dirty and only have partial control over the outcome of our labors. 



Still we do it. w-bunch

Maybe that’s why we do it.

 There aren’t to many steadfast rules to follow.  We get to get dirty for a good reason, it gets us outdoors breathing in fresh air, gives us excercise and we have to work with nature as best as we can to get the outcome we are hoping for. zz1


What’s not to love?



~”But each spring…a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.” ~ Lewis Gantt


Hard to believe but it is already the middle of July.

My gardens have filled out quite nicely even though it has been a very cool, wet summer for us in Upstate NY. 

 Go and Visit May Dreams Gardens to see other Garden Blogger’s Blooms.






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“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers
one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers
only the sunny days should be remembered.”
-   Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode