May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Monday, June 13, 2011

In the Gardens

This weekend we moved two tons of rock, literally! We put in a rock border around the boys' gardens, completing the design we began weeks ago. The pee gee now has a real home and hopefully soon the beauty of flowers around it. The girls also contributed, carrying rock from our driveway around front to the gardens in the back and carefully lining them up along the border. They placed the smallest rocks around Eli's garden because he is the smallest baby.

We spent hours Saturday weeding through the rocks to find the prettiest ones and then carefully fitting them together into a border. The border is made of sparkled rocks in colors ranging from slate blue, cream, pink and peach. We splurged on new solar lights to ring the front border of the garden and added special decorations. The rest is up to nature. All good things are worth working for and the satisfaction we felt at the end of the weekend is priceless.

I was also able to make a very special addition to Eli's garden. Many years ago I had ordered a hardy blue hydrangea and planted it in a corner of the house which apparently just wasn't right. It lived but never thrived and I'm pretty sure that I have plucked its measly little stem before because I believed it was a weed. This weekend it finally dawned on me that it is highly improbable that the same weed would grow in the exact same spot year after year in the exact same spot I planted that hydrangea. So I dug it up and moved it to where it is supposed to be - in Eli's garden. It is as if that little thing has been waiting all these years to find out where it belongs.

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