Monday, May 03, 2010

May gardening and waiting to heal...

This May morning is the epitome of all Mays that I can remember. I woke up as the sun was streaming in my Eastern window with a promise of a beautiful day. 

I took the traditional early morning walk around my garden, only this spring is different as I cannot pull a weed or set a seed. My hands are literally itching to work the garden soil, bring in the compost, till up the new garden, gather more herbs, split bulbs and, at the end of the day, put away the gloves and hoe, and let the sun set on a sweet garden inside the white picket fence.

Until I am given the OK to work the land, I dream on in books of gardens. The books are piled high on a table. Some are practical, most are whimsical in content. I love them both.

So on this beautiful May morning, here are a few tidbits for you:

the full moon in May is known as the Corn Planting Moon,
other folks know it as the Flower Moon,
cold spells often occur in mid-May known as Blackberry Winter,
avoid planting on the first day of the new moon,
leaf vegetables should be planted on the waxing moon,
and
plant the rest of the garden during the second quarter.

These are just a few tidbits to help your gardening, especially in the northern gardens. Enjoy!
 

2 comments:

-Mandy said...

Hello Lou Ann!
Don and I have been reading your and Philip's blogs trying to keep up with your healing progress. Wow, what a ride! And what stories you will have to tell now! We continue to think of you and pray for your healing.
Take care of yourself and just leave all the gardening up to others ..... this year. I have no doubt that you will bounce back and that your garden will be more beautiful than ever next year.
We sure hope to see you when we are on Ocracoke in early June.

-Mandy

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Lou Ann,
Yesterday evening while watering my own garden in Virginia, I had very tender thoughts for you there. I was sad for I considered your healing going a bit slow ... I know you'd like relief to come faster, I'll pray, know we are there to read and encourage you with our thoughts and love ... take care, you are as brave as needed,also thank you for your gardening tidbits which make me imagine you doing the work! micky