it is official:
the garden has finally been planted!
saturday was a blue sky warm june day.
with french press coffee in hand, i finished my garden plan, made a list on my diphone of plants to buy, and went to harmony farm supply + nursery.
it was so much fun rolling a cart around at harmony and choosing my plants. they have such helpful people and some adorable signs...
i chose a mixture of herbs:
- italian flat leaf parsley
- lemon balm
"gypsy" was my nickname in college
i came home with a big beautiful box of plants...
and spent the rest of the day transplanting into new containers, a variety of repurposed pots. the process continued until the sun was setting and i was happily exhausted.
here are a few closer snaps of the plants...
bull's blood beets (for my beloved kevwrex)
yellow cipollini onions
upon finishing the transplant, i noticed that my heart felt a little bit tender and sensitive for these new beings.
i thought: i want this garden to flourish and grow! i'm responsible for its care! i reeeeeally want everything to go well for these plants!
and then i remembered that i have to do my very best AND let it go.
in that moment i realized that gardening requires dedicated love as well as acceptance of whatever happens.
for me, it is worth every single moment. but nevertheless it gives me that exposed and careful heart-on-my-sleeve feeling. it's a beautiful bittersweet ache that i feel when i really let myself love something and embrace the whole life cycle.
yes, all of this is in one little container garden on my porch.