Loved The Garden This Year
We had lovely weather in Ohio, and I gardened.
As you may have noticed I skipped many newsletters; instead I put my hands into the earth, soaked up some sun, and reconnected with my garden.
It also may be apparent how often I tend to talk about reconnection. If there is anything that I may give to you, my readers, it is that the things that are truly important to us... those things that feed our souls and give us rich, full lives, are worthy of our time.
If you love gardening as much as I do (you signed up for this, so....) , then you know that we must pry ourselves from our computers and just be outside. Not just to do the work, but to find joy in each task in an unhurried pace.
The photo is one I took just before sending off this newsletter. Autumn milkweed releasing its seeds.
This year my garden was graced with a number of Monarchs who reproduced. For some reason they loved Ruta graveolens better than the milkweeds.
We are "old house" people. Aging
old house people, so we are trying to wind up work on this old farmhouse. That spills over into the garden for me.
I think that when we design our landscape earlier in life we would be wise to design it with generally downsizing and scaling down the labor if we have ideas of staying there in our later years.
This might be why I am writing more about design again. If we plan and design the garden, it is more likely to be a garden we can grow with through the years.
Yes, I Have New Pages
Some structure changes, bringing old articles into the site as I consolidate the final ending of the first things I ever wrote for the site, the closing of the Gazebo, removing work from Hubpages, and just plain modernizing. My house should get such attention!
Here's a sample:
Old Fashioned Hellebore Advice
Still writing there, but it is ever changing and going through huge transitions all the time. I wrote a post to try and record some of my experience.
The "Perennial Tulips" and some reviews that are on the Garden Librarian site
are articles that work better on my sites.
Here is the present assessment of Hubpages for me. I can't speak for everyone, after all, I've only been there for little over a year or so.
Ilonagarden on Hubpages
Can You Make Money On Hubpages?
My Talk On Periscope...Loaded To Youtube