"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon . So it has been ! Today's post has photos from our garden and inspirational quotes on gardening . The pandemic and social distancing has slowed down many day to day activities and most people are spending time gardening .We have been using the extra , additional time gardening as well .
Hanging out with plants and nature in the backyard, is very satisfying. It is indeed a great get away , and a pleasant diversion from the stressful news and happenings around . It is amazing what a great difference, getting your hands dirty in the garden can do . Be it cleaning weeds ,controlling pests, nurturing plants , harvesting fresh vegetables and herbs , they all truly give a deep sense of fulfillment .Even spending some quiet time in the garden, surrounded with natural greenery can be healing .An unknown author has rightly said "Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden".
Our place in North Carolina, thankfully has a good humid , subtropical climate .It has long growing season and mild winters for most part .The fair balance of heat , humidity and rain helps decent growth of vegetables, fruits ,herbs and flowers. We planted some saplings and seeds, a couple of months ago .It has been a true joy and very rewarding , seeing them grow at every stage.
Majority of the effort in the garden , was that of my husband . My high school kids and I were merely by-standers , occasionally helping with shoveling , but mostly in planting seeds and saplings, watering and harvesting. Gardening is a great activity with kids .It is a good way to get them out and keep boredom at bay. They can also see the effort and time it takes for a fruit or vegetable to grow , and hence be grateful and appreciative of it.
The photos are all mobile captures . Click on each photo to see the full resolution.Hope the green patch from our yard brightens up your day and inspires the gardener in you .
“A piece of sky and a chunk of earth lie lodged in the heart of every human being.” – Thomas Moore
Have a great weekend!