Monday, March 7, 2011

March! Already?

Spring onions and compost tea.
Well, it's obvious that I've NOT been blogging, but I have been doing a lot of gardening...even though my goal is to (un)garden in order to help the upcoming renters along...but it's hard, really hard when the weather is nothing short of perfical and that mesmerizing green glow of the new sprout is shining through the setting sun with that flash of faerie dust that makes you think that winter was all a dream. I stood fast this winter, didn't pamper, cover, in other words...prepared for the worst and I lost big time. I am so very sorry that I didn't bring in my 1o year old Stag Fern, RIP you beautiful weirdness...long gone also are ALL my hanging plants...how on earth could they have made it? So, I have lots of hanging baskets if any of you are in the market. I just can't be bothered. The teens are doing their best to drive me insane and I know that we are leaving so I send a metaphorical kiss to everything I pass...I've become an urban farmer, thinking only of what I can eat...and what's tough enough to survive.


Still, I tarry. Pruning everything..as if a renter will? Luxuriating in the miracle of return...why does it mystify so? Something deep inside us all must scream...see you didn't kill me, life goes on! The soul of a gardener cannot be still. Even when I try to take steps away...I can't. Gardening is an addiction to life, the cure.
Happy Gardening!

4 comments:

Diana said...

I'm sure that's all very weird feeling for you...but I'm certain you are going to find a new way to garden and touch the earth that fulfills you in a different way. And heck, you can bring divided or pulled plants on over to the Go-Go at Pam's later!

David & Melanie said...

Wow! I didn't know you were moving.
Where are you moving too? Another part of Texas? Austin?
Here to Houston? Or too another garden? (hopefully)
I hope you continue to have a garden blog...I always enjoy stopping in to read your posts.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston
:-) Happy Spring

ConsciousGardener said...

Diana, I'm gardening just not luxuriously buying plants and going hog wild...

Texana-we don't know where we're going. My hubby will be finishing up his PHd and we'll go to a research University for his post doc work...we'll be renting out the house because it's where we hope to be eventually!

Clemilow said...

I just found your blog and your pictures are wonderful! I'm a college student from VA interested in learning your gardening techniques so I can start my own when I get my own place next year. I'm going to be in Austen for SXSW next week and it would be amazing to see what you're up to in your garden! If that sounds okay, please shoot me an email and we can arrange something!
ewalker24@radford.edu