From my garden
Spring is an exciting time of year. At least for me anyway. It is a time or renewal and refreshing in the garden and is a darn good opportunity to do a little internal refreshing as well.
“Betty Boop” – Floribunda – From my garden
As most of you know, I went crazy last fall and ordered 9 new floribunda rose bushes. They arrived in late February and upon arrival, we got them planted and settled into to their new homes in the raised beds I built for them. The plants arrived dormant, bare root, unproductive; asleep, if you will.
It was not until I planted them and mixed in all the good ingredients that help makes roses the best they can be, did they recently break dormancy and begin to put out new growth.
I have seen this same scenario play out in my own life at times. I become dormant, stagnant, unproductive. I forget to mix in some of the things that I know will nourish me as an individual and get me growing again. That might take the form of a good book, a night at my local rose society, a conversation with a good friend or a few moments spent in earnest prayer. Just as we apply fertilizers and water and spray to our roses to keep them in optimal health and performance, shouldn’t we do the same for ourselves?
Photo Credit: Weeks Roses