Friday, April 30, 2010

Is it ready yet?....the soil, that is

A seasoned gardner told me that even though my hands were itchy to begin   planting in my wildflower garden, the time was not right yet.
"Hold back."
"When will I know?"
"When you can take a fistful of soil and it will feel warm to the touch, then the planting can begin."
She went on to tell me that it is an earthy, spiritual experience for her when she plants. She feels a  closeness to nature and all that is out there in the vast universe.