Gardens, well in a way I believe they give a wealth of life, it is a way to save and care for planet earth. The plants clean the air, they breathe in carbon dioxide during the day and breathe in oxygen at night. It is one of the best things any person with the means can do to help clean the air and give and sustain life. Plants are like lungs of the earth.
The thumbnail shows my neighbours vegetable in her garden. She is Chinese and docent speak much english but she is a good neighbour and wise in gardening, as is also my Fijian indian neighbour. I am grateful for both of them and there are other wise people in our neighbourhood who are smart in gardening .
You can also have a wealth of colour and beauty and nice food to eat. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and healing herbs.
Well its summer and it is hot and sticky as it is in New Zealand at this time of the year. My husband has had a shoulder replacement operation and he cant do anything at all. He will be better than he was but there is no way of telling how long it will take to heal fully.
For years anywhere else overnight is just not possible but I can travel there and back by day. It looks like its going to stay that way for a very long time.
So the garden with all its weeds is getting a make over and Rick my husband is commentator and I haul heavy bags of potting mix and pull out long grass with long strong roots. I have to be careful of my back and also make sure nothing in the garden harms me.
By the porch one day a certain cat, which is not mine sits there and at 4 O’clock in the afternoon it gets unbearable hot, so that cat looked at me and went and sat under my guava tree instead. It was almost saying, but not saying that I needed plant life for cooling the house by my porch. So here I began,