This spring, so many garden surprises have entertained me. Almost every day something reveals itself. Something unexpected, curious, even unusual.
It helps that I spend a crazy amount of time poking around outside. (The more time one spends with any activity, the more accessible and intimate the parts of that activity become.) Each inch of soil surrounding our home is habitat for fungi, bacteria, insects, tiny burrowing creatures and organisms. Healthy soil supports plant growth by anchoring and insulating roots, filtering water, holding oxygen, and supplying nutrients. While soil provides life, it certainly enhances mine.
Our garden has been especially magical this year. Or, maybe I’ve simply fallen under its spell.Continue Reading