To water the garden or not to water the garden? We had storms all around us last night, but not a drop of rain at my house. I’ve vowed, the past two years, not to water as much and begin planting things that will conserve water usage. So far my lawn is the thing that has suffered the most, but I really don’t enjoy mowing the grass anyway, so a lawn of drought hardy shrubs and perennials is my goal. The creeping jenny and white clover both stay green, even through our hot summers, so I’m going to stop fighting them. In fact, it’s kinda nice walking on a floor of white clover!!
The bleeding heart loves to seed itself but, since I’m not watering as much, the self seeders have some difficulty germinating. There are a few new ones popping up here and there, but not like when I was watering regularly. I do feel good about the water conservation so it makes the change worth the result!!
It looks like it’s going to be a Beautiful Sunday… headed out to get some sun and get my hands dirty!!
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, “Garden Thoughts”