Our news this week has been full of reports of snowstorms in the US and Europe and now the power outage in Texas. I can't imagine how awful that must be for the residents there with no water, electricity or heating. No matter where you are, I hope the days ahead are better and brighter for everyone.
The weather is starting to change and although it's still warm, I'm starting to plan the garden and sent away my seed order last week. I also collected some seed pots from Woolworths in the kids' plant seeds promotion. From Eden Seeds I've ordered: Rosie O'Day Alyssum, Cleome Four Queens Mix, Dahlia Redskin, Evening Scented Stock, Rose Mallow, Nigella, Virginia Mixed Stock, Old Spice Sweetpea, Single Wallflower, Cerise Queen Yarrow and Pirella leaves. I want to buy a couple of Japanese wind flowers too when they come into the nursery. From Woolworths there are seeds for silverbeet, green onions, phlox, aster, tomato and lemon balm. I'll have to cut the cottage garden back to fit it all in and I may have to move plants around. But that's okay, it's part of the housekeeping of plants and I enjoy doing it. Hanno's zucchinis are growing well and I bought six Kipfler potatoes to grow in a grow bag so I put them out to chit this morning. I can't wait for the season to begin! What are you growing this year?
Each week inches us closer to autumn, my favourite season. I can feel the markers of transition already so my head is in the right place, I feel optimistic and strong and even though I want to be in autumn NOW, when we get there, I want time to slow down so I notice and feel every minute of it. I'm glad I can't manipulate time because I think we'd all be in trouble if I could. ⏰
Here are some of the articles I've read and watched this week. I hope you find time to browse through them while you relax with your feet up.
- Ready, steady grow… Have you ordered your seeds yet?