Working in the garden, looking and admiring nature, watching how organisms interact all feed my inner being. Getting my hands into the soil connects me with the earth.
This is probably why I am so drawn to work in clay (porcelain and other earth clays).
Here in my Mid-Atlantic, US garden, which is considered Hardiness Zone 7A by the USDA, Spring is here and will soon be coming to a close.
I have cleared most of the Coneflowers and Black Eyed Susans that had Aster yellows and am keeping a close eye for other plants showing symptoms this year.
I am delighted to say that I am again, falling in love with my garden. 2011 growing season stuck a fork right through my heart, and I am happy it is now in the past and nature is taking her turn at moving things forward into the 2012 growing season...