Last year I spent Mothers’ Day in Tokyo enjoying gardens there. It was delightful, but staying at home with family and enjoying gardens here is even better.
So we spend a lot of time in our own garden, enjoying flowers – daffodils and blossoming forsythia bushes – in Finnish – is it called Happiness Bush (Onnenpensas), wild white anemones (Valkovuokko), the garden is filled with spring flowers. The flower benches I made last autumn all seem to be doing well.
Our neighbors decided to renew their backyard – so I got plenty of new plants from there. Some of them I have no idea they are, exciting! Now they are all planted in my planting boxes, so that I can see what they are, how high they grow and then can decide what would be the best place to plant them for longer term.
When most of the today’s in garden work has done, I took a wheel barrel load of braches, weeds and leaves to compost. On my way back it started raining and I saw the whole rainbow. Little things in life can be very enjoyable even though temporary.
Ideas are like seeds – they need plenty of nurturing, before they prosper and even more time until harvesting is possible. Luckily with plants you can also enjoy growing phase.