PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS :
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN YOU MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. You reap what you sow.
Have you seen this article about the woman who is supposed to serve 93 days of jail time for having a garden in her front yard?
“After a warning, a ticket and now a misdemeanor charge, an Oak Park, Mich., woman faces up to 93 days in jail for refusing to remove a vegetable crop from her front lawn.”
If she’s getting 93 days, considering the way my front yard is growing, I’m a candidate for six months in the slammer. And then there are the chickens….gulp…. I could be in BIG trouble. :-)
Oak Park, Mich., resident Julie Bass faces misdemeanor charges for refusing to remove a garden from her front yard. (Huffington Post - Julie Bass)
There is a online petition available to sign if you are so inclined, but seriously, the only person who needs jail time is the official who decided to push this issue. …sigh….
All the rain this year is doing wonders for our gardens. The rainfall has been heavy this year, but the storms have been spaced out over a couple of months so the water has been able to percolate deep down to the great benefit of plants.
Today’s SD UnionTribune interviewed two San Diego horticulture gurus, Mitch Beauchamp, botanist, and Vince Lazaneo, urban horticulture advisor-UC Cooperative Extension. Mitch, a native plant expert, is amazed at the growth he’s seeing in natives and weeds because of the rain. Vince says that the moisture seeping deep not only helps root systems, it also helps leach out harmful minerals in the soil, particularly salts in our water supply. Read the whole article here….
*ARACHNOLEPTIC FIT (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
I was okay when I walked through the web but when I saw the big spider sitting on my shoulder out of the corner of my eye, that did it. Not the best way to get your heart rate up!
(*From the Washington Post Mensa Invitational which is a contest in which readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. I thought this was very appropriate!)