|The grassy looking seedlings right above this caption are Freesia alba. I cannot wait for these guys to pull through and bloom for me.|
|My single Espelette Pepper from last winter produced spice and plenty of fertile seeds!|
|Seeds: The ORIGINAL Earthmovers.|
(ASTHMA NOTE: You need neither wheezing nor a cough to have asthma though they are the most frequently listed symptoms. You can have a version similar to mine, where slowly, over time, your lungs swell.)
|Yes, I grow grass for our cats. Once you rip out the lawn you need to keep them from wandering over to the neighbors’ yards, right?|
With my health improving, I am finding that things are returning to normal, but I am significantly more tired from all of the recent garden and house activity. I just hope that my lack of energy and feeling better don’t combine to hurt the plants.
|Pregnant Hellebore bloom. I am waiting to harvest the seeds for my ETSY store. They seem to take forever.|
Tonight, after walking the garden circle around the house—just as I was about to enter back into the house by way of the side door—I noticed Mona the cat acting strangely. Staring down at a moving object walking quickly along the ground, she didn’t even notice me as I hurried over to watch with her. I was amazed to find this rather large ground beetle. Mona was surprised too to say the least!
In my own life and garden, I will accept that I am not always in control of anything, and that I cannot always do my best in either, and when the unexpected guest or surprise appears, I will stand near these things, watch their multiplicity, and I will take a deep breath to remind me how happy I am to be alive.
I will be the reed of grass humbly dancing in the wind—rather than the mighty oak that cannot withstand the barrage, falling to pieces.
So dance little seedlings and show me that you won’t break in the wind! How else will you begin to thrive if you cannot dance in the wind?
TO BE CONTINUED…
7 thoughts on “A Welcome Guest in my Seedy Garden”
I think your seedlings look great. Wow! How nice to have so many for your garden. Love those earth movers. It is amazing the power of a seed, or a root. Take care and hope all your little babies continue to do well.
very ambitious! I get a thrill out of growing stuff from seed, but it can be a lot of work. I also like collecting Hellebore seed, watching those pods ripen and trying to find them when they are just about to open but before all the seed has popped out.
Ann, I also have asthma, and I don't get wheezing either. I get that awful tight feeling. My is adult onset asthma, and it is terrible. I'm sorry you suffer with secondary asthma.
As for your babies, they are little darlings. Enjoy them. Gardening does help us heal.~~Dee
You have a lovely outlook towards nature. We should all be so reverent. And your seedlings are looking great…you sowed a lot of seeds. (BTW…have you tried a product called Clear Lungs to help with your health issue? I don't have asthma, but I did have an asthma attack once…and so far I have been fine. I take this product…it is all natural…just thought I'd offer that up. I know how painful an asthma attack can be.)
Herbal treatments are typically really bad for me. Thanks for suggesting it though. We tried that path about 12 years ago only to discover I am intolerant of many herbs and have had bad reactions to them.
My lungs swell because I have a swelling disease caused by the malfunction of a blood protein. It is a primary immune disease that compromises my entire body everyday. It's called Hereditary Angioedema and it is very rare. I have not yet qualified for the continual blood infusions, but someday, I hope to get them. That would help a lot.
As for nature, I am a nature nut. Guilty!
Very pretty beetle! Your seedlings look very full and healthy. I hope we get some consistently warmer temps to be able to transfer them outdoors! 🙂 Take care, Jenni
gorgeous seedlings….I was born with asthma and even though it is under control (no wheezing), I still have the lungs that do not function like everyone else's and the poor immune system…gardening is a medicine for me too and I feel healthier when I am in my garden…you have a wonderful garden and life philosophy which is why I love to visit your blog…