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Being in a garden is like being hugged by nature…

green and orange flower garden

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Getting the pots cleaned up and ready for spring planting…

It’s still winter, but there’s a lot to be done, with spring right around the corner.  So the Garden Committee is starting to look through their shed, to see what they will need in the near future.  Near future is stretching it, it might be a couple of months, but the chicklets, and their friends, are already planning the garden layout for The Coop.

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Emily with ten billion weeds behind her…and a few flowers…there’s poison ivy in my garden and I haven’t weeded once the entire summer. It got me last year and I almost ended up in the hospital…so weeds and poison ivy…pretty much covers it…buy my cat is gorgeous.

THIS…is a beautiful book…

The pictures are beautiful.    All the gardens/flowers/photographs are for real people, no mansions, cultivated mazes, or things no one would ever think of attempting in their own space.  Check it out.

Okay, so…gardening

I hate gardening with a passion.  I love gardens and flowers (that’s why I’m a member of the Chicago Botanic Garden0, but hate doing the work.  I plant my pots and that’s it.  I did all the in ground planting years ago and it’s like a jungle out there because once I did it, I never did anything with it, or about it, and said to everything, “Look, I gave you dirt and I’ll give you water, the rest is up to you.”  That’s what you say to plants, right?  So, they listened and dug in.  Sure, weird things turn up, but you expect that kind of thing, when you give your garden free reign.

Because of the seemingly NEVER ENDING RAIN, green things are everywhere but no one can do anything outside, since it’s cool, pouring and flooded.  You could almost swim on my patio.  Well, if you were really small and flat, but still. If you were those things, you cold do it.

Anyway, I actually pulled some weeds this year and now I have poison ivy.  How can poison ivy be by my patio, you might be asking?  I have absolutely no idea at all.  The doctor said, well, I can see that you wore gardening gloves, since the ugly rash starts right above the glove edge(left arm).

So, my gardening days are over for good. Hey, I know an omen when I see one.  I’m not going to look for the shape of the leaves or anything else.  Apparently, the plant doesn’t know it’s supposed to be in the woods, or at least in the country.  You need a machete to do anything in the yard, since the rain just keeps coming down so the poison ivy is here to stay.  By the way, Poison Ivy is one of my favorite comic book characters.  I think we need to talk.

 

Sweet…

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Garden…

have
you
ever
noticed
how
a
calm
garden
comes
alive
when
the
wind
passes
through
treating
us
to
a
dance
of
leaves
and
flowers
in
colorful
costumes
moving
to
the
beat
of
nature

We found this secret garden…it was wonderful

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This is right on a busy street.  That’s what I love about the city…you find so many delightful things that surprise you and make you happy.

Garden…

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I made it.

This is such a great idea…

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