My mom can just breathe on flowers and they thrive. I read books and follow all the rules yet still seem to lack that magic something that real gardeners have. However, that hasn’t dampened my love of herbs, flowers, vegetables, and all things green. The items that spell garden, like colorful seed packets, pretty garden gloves, soil & fertilizer, potting benches, and garden hoses, make me smile. After living in Colorado for five years, we finally decided to dig in and give gardening in Zone 5 a go.
There’s no telling how this venture will turn out, but already there is a great contentment in watering and weeding every day. There is a breathless anticipation of the first ripe tomato or red strawberry. There is the sheer joy that comes from the beauty of vibrant green plants against the dark earth. There is the calming scent of the lovely lavender. There is the united sense of purpose in a project that involves the entire family. And there is the satisfaction that comes from slowing down long enough to play in the dirt.
Prayer for today- May I ever be mindful of God’s providence and grateful for the simple beauty of His green earth.