This is spring #10 in this house. One of the things we really liked about the neighborhood was nice lawns and mature trees. It all looked so serene. WRONG!!!
Okay, enough whining. I'm thankful to have learned a few things about gardening since we began being more intentional with our efforts and resources.
MULCH: It only took three summers for me to figure out for myself that the neat appearance mulch gives beds and pots is only a happy bi-product. Was I the only one who didn't know it was to keep plants and trees moist? Mulch kind of sounds like God's laws for us, protecting and providing what we need: "The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it." (Psalm 19:7 GNT)
(1 Corinthians 10:12 ERV)
[Dear Reader, this color snafu is making me crazy! I've already spent too much time trying to fix it. Perhaps I need to swap the aggravation for a little personal TLC.]
Maybe I've learned a little more about growing plants and nourishing my spirit than I realized. Maybe all of God's creations, plants to people, need special care and tending. Dear Reader, how do you nourish your spirit? Is it easier to encourage yourself, or others?