Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes!
Garden inspirations bloom numerous life lessons this time of year. This one blossomed a little something in me . . .
I planted those freckles a few days ago in my new garden bed. Now don’t get too jealous . . . my raised garden bed is plastic and I got it for $5 bucks last summer! I’ve waited ALL covid-year-long to bring it to my patio and sprinkle in some freckles. Now I wait.
I’ve found other ways to garden, too.
Sometimes I skip the waiting part and rely on those that have more patience than myself, and more hope in the invisible. I like to call this “Tag-Team Gardening.” I enter at the seeing-is-believing stage and start with what’s already pushed through the dark. Sometimes I need the hope of others to carry me into believing.
Then there’s the divide and conquer approach. When those hostas just won’t stop, I turn one into three. The hostas of my yesteryears remind me that with enough time, something bigger than I ever expected is possible. And the best part—now it’s my turn to be someone else’s hope!
But I’m not always tip-toeing through the tulips as a happy gardener. Some days that bumper crop of weeds is just plain overwhelming. That’s when I go find those people that love to dig in the dirt, weeds and all. I’m happy to announce that I have some hoe-handlers coming next week! They’ll uproot my mess and help me start over. My overgrown, neglected, too-hard-on-the-knees flower bed is about to burst with new life! Oh, how I love these people! It’s my time to step out and let others step in! YAY!!!
But no matter how I garden, I need to put on my patience which, by the way, I’m constantly trying to grow, and wait for those tiny faith-filled-freckle-seeds to power through the weight of darkness. And when they do, each one tells me that even when I can’t see what’s going on beneath the surface, something mighty is.
This garden quote says it best . . .
“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.” — May Sarton
New life will come.
In its time.
The invisible will become visible.
That’s the miracle.
And to be honest, I could use one right now.
While you and your little ones are waiting for your garden to grow, here are a few reads to remind you that those tiny seeds may become more than you ever imagined, and when they do, it’s really not anything less than a miracle.
50 more inspirational garden quotes!
Check out these easy mini green houses for kids!
How to Start a Garden/Gardening for Kids. (YouTube)
Happy Miracle Growing!
For more on this theme and other book recommendations visit my post, Watch For The Invisible.
3 thoughts on “THE POWER OF A SEED”
So good to hear from you again. This was one of your best yet!
Thanks, Karen! Precious words!
Yes…our gardens are therapy and work for those who loves the outdoors, beauty and healthy food! Warm sun, gentle rain and a little patience is what it’s all about to grow those little miracles!
I love reading your creative stories Karen, not just once..but many times! Happy gardening!😎