Weekly News, 10.18.22
How did your garden grow this year? Just like life, the garden is always changing and a work in progress. To capture moments of time we take photos. Some of us perhaps are more worried about the pictures than enjoying the moment. There’s something about the passing of time that we can’t control, but if we can just record the moments as photos on our smart phones, then we can hold on to that time just a bit.
I highly recommend taking lots of photos of the garden through each season of the year. It’s a fun way to look back, especially in winter, and enjoy the beauty that you created. It’s also a tool for making decisions on what changes you might want to make in the future. What plants did great and do you possibly want to plant more of? Which plants didn’t seem to be in the right spot to grow best and needs moved?
As I look through the photos on my phone, I feel a bit guilty because I wonder if there are more plant photos than pics of our girls. Hope and Ruth have noticed mom’s love of taking plant photos. Hope wrote to me once to tell me that it’s one of my talents. Ruth sang it to me in a song once, to the tune of “Daddy finger, daddy finger”, saying mommy what do you do? I take pictures, I take pictures, how do you do? And for Daddy, she sang—daddy what do you do? I make wine, I make wine, how do you do?
Included here is one of my favorite plants this time of year—Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’. The day that I took this, I had a big notepad and wrote down notes of the garden editing that I plan to do this fall. I’ll be taking some plants out, moving some plants to different spots, and adding some new ones in. I’ll try to take some photos to show you what I come up with. Until then, I wish you joy in your own garden.