If I had a word for this year it’d have to be patience. I’m constantly being reminded that change and growth take time and that little lesson has never been more front and center than when I walk through our yard/gardens. Last year I picked up a handful of perennial herbs I had planned to use in our landscaping but they’d barely grew so I moved them to one of our raised beds to wait out the winter, if they’d even make it through, and until I could figure out where to stick them.
Well before the last frost of this past winter, these plants were already greening up and growing beautifully! Looking at them, and some of the others I’d given up on last year, I realized my error in not giving them the benefit of the doubt. My normally logical mind gets in such a rush for growth, for change, for whatever it is I want in my live and for my family that I end up expecting too much. Disappointment is a guarantee and halfway through the experience I find myself giving up.
This is my garden now…maybe in a few months I’ll be able to share an update, then again, maybe I won’t.