Spring is showering new growth on all the plants in the garden! I couldn't even find space to fit the photos of the cress in this post, let alone growing space on my balcony. Most everything else seems to be doubling in size each week, if they haven't already finished growing.
Gardening is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness. We care for plants as best we can, giving them the chance to grow. We can practice mindfulness, giving our thoughts room to grow.
Spring is an unstoppable force in the garden. The things that flower won't stop flowering. The things that produce food aren't producing food currently - the tomatoes haven't blossomed, the squash refuse to grow taller, and the cress has gone to seed. Still, there's plenty of new plants in the garden, and plenty of greenery to enjoy every morning!
Get your portable phones and cool cameras ready for a five-day bioblitz style event! From April 30th to May 3rd, be on the lookout to log and identify all the plants and animals you can possibly find in the Palos Verdes area.
Spring has really taken over for the balcony plants. Every plant is growing, and most have nearly doubled in fluffy foliage. I can't help but feel delighted every time I step outside.
Every year, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. This is a day for the earth: for cleaning, remembering, and planning to ensure a positive future for nature. During past Earth Days, events such as river cleanings and the clearing of invasive species has often taken the mainstage in drawing communities together. This year, the holiday is going digital.
Spring is showing off with the life it's breathing into the balcony plants. The Ginkgo is showing a great spread of new leaves, the sunflower is already spreading its pad, and the wildflowers are surviving over-wet conditions.
Spring is finally showing itself in the form of many happy plants! The olives are starting to bud up, the Ginkgo has finally awoken from winter, and the cress won't stop flowering!
Plants really enjoy sunlight - some more so than others. When you're planting a plant outdoors, it's useful to know what 'Full Sun' means on the seed packet, and whether your corner of the balcony or yard is going to get it. Find out where to look up the sun's angles and how to apply it!
The garden is hopping right along as Spring gets underway here! All the plants are racing upward toward the sun, and even the Ginkgo has decided it's time to wake up.