I asked Google to define patience, the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. I honestly think a synonym for patience could be “native plant gardener”. If you are like me and genuinely believe we can make a difference for our Mother Earth, you understand the patience thatContinue reading “Patience”
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Mini Meadow. Mega Mission.
Seed. Soil. Water. Cold. Warm. Germination. Cotyledons. Stem. Leaves. Time. Flower. Seed. The journey to being fully formed is long. The final bloom of a plant is not fully realized until the right things happen in the right order and at the right time. A plant does not try to hurry time but rather acceptsContinue reading “Mini Meadow. Mega Mission.”
I have RAMPS!
If everyone got this excited over one little plant just think how much joy we could all feel. RenEE D. Kitt A full year has passed and I have not written a blog sharing all the excitement occurring in Ahimsa Garden. Reason? Life. It’s full of activities that one must prioritize. Yes, that means AhimsaContinue reading “I have RAMPS!”
Spring is well under way
“All things flourish and each returns to its source.” Tau te ching ch.16 I am not versed in Taoism but I have found myself over the past 15 years enjoying contemplating some of these concepts. I find them comforting I guess. Feel free to pause, be still and let this one float around you. AsContinue reading “Spring is well under way”
Ahimsa – Do no harm
Ahimsa, a word and concept I learned in my Yoga practice. I chose to name my garden Ahimsa Garden because we need to understand current yard scape / lawn scape practices are causing harm. However, we can choose to bring Ahimsa to our landscaped places. I quietly focus my mind on this word Ahimsa andContinue reading “Ahimsa – Do no harm”
Toil and Its Rewards
Many of the really wonderful things in life come at a cost. And that cost is work, effort, toil. At least that has been my experience, especially if you are a gardener. Gardens don’t just grow beautiful without a helping hand. Usually that hand is gloved and attached to a body that is bent overContinue reading “Toil and Its Rewards”
Backyards and Mass Migrations
Last week I finished reading No Way Home by Dr. David S. Wilcove. In brief, this book is about the decline and extinction of the phenomena of mass migration. Plus much more. I used a little over 19 page flags in various neon colors and every few pages I found myself looking around for theContinue reading “Backyards and Mass Migrations”
Presenting Ahimsa Garden
Hello friends. This is my very first blog post, along with my very first attempt to create a website. I must admit I find pulling on a pair of well worn work boots, sliding my hands into soft leather gloves and stooping over to begin a few hours of pulling invasive plants much easier! ThatContinue reading “Presenting Ahimsa Garden”