And, in between all the duties and chores, I planted a garden, some of it twice, because the chickens scratched the seeds and ate them the first time and painted window boxes and planted them, plus yesterday, I planted 40 some bushes, potentilla and rugosa rose. A neighbour wanted them out of her yard and I was more than pleased to be able to have them. Unfortunately, the dirt was shaken off the roots and many of them do not look very well. I am hoping they will grow, even if I lose the growth that was established this year. That was a LOT of work!
But of all the things planted, I must say the flowers are my favourites. I even eat some of them. The roses are great in a salad with some peppery Nasturtiums, marigolds, pansies and day lilies with a beautiful raspberry and hemp oil dressing. Mmmmm! I have always loved flowers. When I owned a flower shop, it was a delightful occupation giving flowers to folks, who even in the tears of sorrow would muster a smile for a bouquet handed to them. They brighten my days immensely and I would have roses everywhere if I could. Come to think of it, if the Hansa Rugosas take off, I can! Things just have a way of working out! What do you think of the garden so far?