I did a lot of walking this weekend while away and unable to tend my garden, so I decided to stay close to home and pamper the domesticated plants today. I'll get back to the forest later this week. I have two new additions to my garden - a lovely pineapple sage and a hanging basket of various herbs. I was unfamiliar with pineapple sage until today. It looks like a small tree and is just the sort of plant I've been looking for.
I spent some time watering, trimming suckers, removing old growth, and collecting dried seeds. I also rearranged everything so different plants have proximity to the marigolds. It also refreshes the look of my patio. I harvested a couple of tomatoes today. I've got some beans that I plan to pick tomorrow and a cucumber nearly ready to come inside. I need to remove the oak leaf lettuce and think about planting something else. I also took an inventory of everything in my journal as a reference for next year.
I've found myself talking and singing to my plants a lot. I want them to know how much I appreciate them, and I want to encourage them to keep growing and stay healthy.
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