I knew the moment we saw our house that this was the one. The place where I would plant the flowers and things that I loved. I didn’t do much the first summer, wanting to see what kind of things were here…an old snowball tree, lots of “Rose of Sharon”, an old Lilac tree, a huge Oak tree, and lots of hemlocks. That was also the first year they started to die off around here; some sort of aphid was killing them. It also started to get warmer and we went from Zone 6 to Zone 7.
I got a tree man to come and treat all 24 hemlocks, and they are still standing.
I feel cozy and protected with those hemlocks surrounding our little half acre. This month it’ll be 9 years living in this old farmhouse. It was so much work to gut it and redo it, but it’s wonderful having a place that feels like a haven from the world each night when I come home.
Each year what grows and blooms is a little bit different, and maybe in a different spot. It’s as if the plants and flowers start to have a life of their own – and I love that.
I would be lost with the Maria Thun BioDynamic Planting Guide. It’s now online, and it is easy to read and use.
I highly recommend planting at the time that Maria Thun says to! It’s the best thing you can do to get the strongest plants and best harvest.
With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy.
Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with it which takes you higher.
And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you.
At the highest point of consciousness, you are almost a god.