Sunday, March 4, 2018

Traveling, more traveling, and gardening possibilities

There are benefits to staying at home.  Gardening is one of them.

I've been mopey a couple of times over the last few months thinking about vegetable planting times in spring and late summer that I'll miss this year (in my garden in Asheville, and at the Southside Community Garden, where I volunteer) -- not to mention harvesting times.

But the lure of traveling, and feeling now IS the time, seems more compelling.

There's a garden to "clean up" in Italy in April (a HomeExchange house) and a place in Quebec (on the Gaspe Peninsula), perhaps to garden in -- in June and July,  so there are possibilities there.  And then we're back home in mid-September, with hopefully a long fall season to come.

In the meantime, bloodroot is in flower now below the house, just as I'm prepping for a couple of talks about creating a native woodland garden in the next couple of weeks.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is such a great early woodland wildflower and robust, too, in the garden.

This search on bloodroot (in previous blog posts) brought up a lot of posts.  (Many of them toward the end were only tangentially involved with bloodroot).

There are so many wonderful plants to appreciate in the wild, as well as in the garden.

These are first-world thoughts, as I'm fortunate to be posting, with resources and good health.  I'm always mindful of that.

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Blogger Jason said...

It's hard to be away from the garden for a long period, especially at those critical times. On the other hand, travel is one of the great pleasures of life, and it keeps one from getting in a rut. By the way, we really loved our trip to the Gaspe Peninsula.

March 4, 2018 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Lynn Hunt said...

We were in England for a good deal of the summer last year and missed a good deal that was happening in our mountain garden. But then I got to soak up all the beauty at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show!

March 5, 2018 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Beth at PlantPostings said...

I hear you. Last growing season I was gone for a couple of big stretches and I felt like I missed out. This year, I'm planning to be home from mid-May through the fall, and I'm really looking forward to it. Travel away from Wisconsin is awesome from January through mid-March.

March 5, 2018 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa Wagner said...

The Gaspe Peninsula is wonderful, and perhaps we'll be adding lots of plants to a "new" garden there, too!

March 7, 2018 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa Wagner said...

That's the beauty of being in other places, for sure!

March 7, 2018 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa Wagner said...

Hope you enjoy your trip to the Southeastern US in March -- we're having a brief flurry back to winter at the moment, but spring is definitely on the way.

March 7, 2018 at 8:13 PM  

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