My plant is still very young and it might take a couple of years to thrive but I am enjoying the way it changes everyday.
Yesterday we went to see a day cabin on a local mountain. Such cabins are popular hiking destinations in the local areas. People can go into the cabin to rest, warm up and eat packed lunches, a day cabin does not have accomodation facilities. The hike was quite steep but not very long. We climbed upto 300 m above sea level while covering only 1.2 km distance.
The pass was through a farm which is currently occupied by a couple of calves ( though not new borns). I was bit scared as it was my first encounter with such a big animal. It went fine.
A family with kids was already there but there was plenty of space to keep social distancing 😀
We stayed there for sometime then continued towards another hike but after half an hour we gave up the idea and returned. The next destination was at 600 moh and we didn’t have enough water and no snacks. My husband insisted to go back.
Sometimes weather decides to go against the forecast and it shows no mercy what so ever. It rained heavily for little more than half an hour.
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.~Allan Armitage.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.~Unknown
In mid July I asked for help to recognize the name of a perennial plant as I lost the name card. Recently many buds have started to open and a few dark pink flowers are blooming on it. Apparently it’s a variety of late blooming aster, may be its Marie dark pink aster.
I donot remember why I chose the specific plants for my garden. I knew nothing then but was quite eager to try something new. In last couple of months I learned many interesting things about gardening and I am so happy.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.~ Janet Kilburn Phillips
Link to my earlier post: Help which plant is this
For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
Lens artists photo challenge – Everyday objects
Be so rooted in your being that nobody’s absence or presence can disturb your inner peace or make you feel empty ~Unknown
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. ~Victor Hugo
Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay~
For Becca’s Sunday Trees &
Jo’s Monday Walk
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.~
The imapct of lock down on all of us is beyond measure. The sudden change in life style was difficult for many of us. I was fortunate enough as the idea of gardening came to my rescue. I am definitely not a homebody or hermite but I am managing it 🙂
I have a couple of flowering plants. The garden is blooming in various phases first tulips, then azaleas and rhododendrons with early perennials. Now roses are back but beautiful bright flowering zinnia are show stoppers.
Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
My second entry for lens-artists-photo-challenge
Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home