My friend came over a couple of weeks ago to take some plants for her yard. She made it look so easy. Dig down until you see the root and then pull it out of the ground. This sounded so simple and I thought to myself maybe this is a hobby I would enjoy? I've never tried to grow a vegetable or flower garden because I don't know the first thing about gardening. As I watched her that day it gave me a boost of confidence that maybe I could try this new skill. Playing in the dirt is a form of therapy. I love the earthy smell coming from the ground and the feel of the moist soil on my finger tips.
Next week, we have a crew coming in to build our new home. I didn't want these flowers and hostas trampled on by the excavator, so I started walking around our property envisioning about where to move them to. These flowers have a story and a history. Last summer, when we bought our property, I cut a bouquet and took them to the sweet, elderly lady we purchased the place from. She was delighted and started telling me stories about some of the flowers, where they came from, and who bought them for her.
Usually people wait to landscape until after construction is complete but not this girl! We've lived on the property for a year, so I had an idea about what areas needed a little TLC. We landscaped around the garage because I knew these little beauties would be safe there. We brought in mulch and field rocks that we collected to spruce it up a bit. The chickens were next to us the entire time looking for worms. My husband and I have done lots of projects together and now we can add landscaping with chickens to our list.
I've always told myself I don't have a green thumb or know anything about landscaping, but my friend showed me that day it's easier than it appears. Dig a hole, plant it in the ground, and then give it a drink. I love simple instructions! Sometimes, when we keep things simple, they turn out better than we could've ever imagined. I found joy in the landscape. Here's to creating a life we love!
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