It is difficult times and the next few months will prove to be too. It is a moment like this that we all should remember to reconnect with our gardens, breathe and take in the sights around us which are almost ‘stopped and framed in time’.
I must admit I have had a lot of anxiety around this pandemic we are all facing, due to my worries for my loved ones who would not hold up well to this disease if exposed to it. It is very… very easy to fall into the stress of the moment… to feel the pressures of it. Times like these I escape to my garden and take in its beauty. Gardening is a great way to relieve stress and it can provide us with many health benefits too.
If you have not started a garden or haven’t looked at it in awhile, I am sharing the beauty of gardening as a whole with these photos. I hope to inspire you to get out into the garden and enjoy its benefits… especially now.
Pictured above is Corn ‘Blue Popcorn’ a variety solely grown to be dried and then popped for popcorn. Best of all the popcorn will be blue! It has been a great grower in the garden providing me with heaps of cobs! I can’t wait to use it soon for a tasty snack.
Also pictured are… or what is left of my beans. I just didn’t eat them quick enough. So I left them to dry naturally on the plant for the purpose of picking their seeds for storage. I will harvest what I can and use the seeds again in Spring later this year.
Until next time happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs