Sink Your Hands into the Earth

Spring is finally here and there is so much healing to be had when we get outside and dig our hands into the earth.

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Whether you are planting pots of succulents for your patio, sewing seeds of wildflowers to attract bees and butterflies, or even new trees to create homes for wildlife - sink your hands into the earth!

And give the little ones a job! Ask them for help when you head out to the garden centre and let them pick a few plants that can become their responsibility. Things that are easy to care for, such as

  • sunflowers

  • lettuce

  • beans

  • tomatoes

  • pumpkins

  • watermelon

Andi f your green thumb isn’t the brightest shade of green (mine sure isn’t!!), try things like spearmint and day lillies. They spread like crazy, give loads of colour to your garden, and you can even use the mint leaves in different recipes and in fresh juices!

The point is, get out there and get growing. There is something really gratifying about ripping up the grass to make way for new flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. There is also something really amazing about watching the process of planting, watering, and growth happening.

Sink your hands into the earth and don’t be afraid to get dirty!

April Self Care Challenge

I'm really hoping that the old addage of April showers bring May flowers isn't true this month, but on the off chance that this post meets you with rain, look forward to the coming of Spring.

Rebirth
Breath
Growth

Hold that dear as we get to our April self care challenge exercise!


Turning over the soil and breathing new life into your garden is your activity for this month. Clean out the debris that fall and winter has left, and see the green again.

There's alot to be said for getting your hands dirty, and a certain sense of accomplishment when you get out there and beautify the space that you live in. Your soul is replenished, there is new breath...new life.

And, what's even better is that you get to wash off all of that dirt and grime after you're done tilling the earth. Make it an extra long hot shower, and sing your little heart out!

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Fabulous Finds Friday: Daylillies

One low maintenance plant that I absolutely adore is the daylilly.

I love ones that have an exciting burst of colour, are reliable and plentiful every year, and that keep to themselves wherever they are planted.

I think for our front garden, some yellows and purples will need to make an appearance.

These ones are simple and sweet...



While these ones have a bold impact!



Planted together, in between neatly trimmed boxwoods...a lovely walk up to the front door!

Happy weekend! Plant something pretty!

Fabulous Finds Friday: Pom Pom Dahlia's

While I'm not even sure that I can grow Dahlia's in our region {speaking of regions...anyone know what region London, Ontario is in??}, I really admire these for their unique shape, ribbon-like texture, and massive pop of colour!



Aren't they incredible?

For the front of our house, it's like a wall of grey. Our house is a light grey stucco, our door is a dark grey. Our grass, obviously is green, and the driveway is an interlocking concrete brick.

Lots and lots of grey.

How amazing would these pom pom dahlia's be for a pop of colour?