When Kris and I were gardening a few weeks ago at St. Marks, we spotted this flower and we were pretty sure it used to be in the labyrinth at the Free Farm years ago. We didn't know what it was called, but we were sure Tree would - we were right - he told us it is Borage. It attracts bumble bees and the flowers are edible. It must have gotten transplanted as a little volunteer in our garden up the hill from the Free Farm. How amazing nature is - we're so glad that it's at St. Mark's reminding us of all of our beautiful days at the Free Farm. Great memories.....
Last week, when I went by the garden to water, I found a very sweet little picture wrapped around one of my kale plants. I don't know if it blew into the garden, or was placed there intentionally, but I love it! It got a little wet but it's great. Here it is......I consider it a lovely little gift and send thanks to whoever left it for me....
Diamond Heights Median Planting
We had another amazing median planting day some weeks ago, and I forgot to get the photos posted! Wave at the new trees as you drive by - they are lovely! And more planting is coming......
Today at St. Mark's Garden
It was a lovely morning today at St. Mark's garden - I brought my dog Zilly to see his BFF Kris (my gardening partner.) It was an amazing reunion. Zilly is a complicated and wonderful dog, and this morning made me (again) feel so blessed to know Kris - who provides unconditional love to Zilly and such a deep friendship to me. Kris - let's garden forever!
The Saint Aidan's container garden is a sweet little spot. I usually post photos of the Little Red Hen garden, I realize, (which is larger) but the little St. Aidan's garden has a particular place in my heart. The lettuces are particularly lovely right now - shown in photos in the slide show - and growing carrots in containers is something I find particularly fun for some reason. And when the veggies come up to the altar on Sunday morning to be blessed, well - that's a sacred moment for me. (See photo from today with my colleague Audrey - wonderful.) Once we had a spider on the altar as a result and that was a moment in and of itself! Our produce will go to the Diamond Diners senior lunch this week which is very special.
Deacon at St. Aidan's