Thank you for another year of fellowship in the garden. I am so grateful for you all and it fills my heart to see viewers from all over the world enjoying this blog/site.
We are all connected. Everything we do in our own backyard, affects our global neighbors. Which means any effort that you make to improve your own yard by planting native plants (which host large numbers of insect & animal species), avoiding pesticides and reducing your storm water runoff, has a hugely beneficial impact on you, your family, your neighborhood, your country and the world.
Thank you all for all you do!
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I am very excited to let you know that you can view photos from The Soulful Gardner at the Quince Orchard Library located at 15831 Quince Orchard Rd, North Potomac, MD 20878.
I love to capture beautiful moments in the garden and in nature. Sharing those images with you gives me great pleasure. This is just the first of many shows that I plan to bring to you in the future. It is another way that I will fulfill my mission “to bring people plants and nature together for health and well-being.”
If you would like to bring a “soulful” moment in nature home, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information.
“A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Or, as a good friend once said, “A weed is just a plant out of place.”
This year, we discovered that the wild violets, Viola papilionacea, actually support our bee populations. So, we decided not to treat them as a weed in our yard and yank them out or mow them down. Instead, we let them bloom and monitored them for important pollinator presence. There has been a lot of discussion about the lack of bumble bees in our area. Pollinators are key to food propagation and a lack of bumble bees could indicate a very serious problem in our future food supply. Therefore, if the practice of changing my perspective from weed to plant can help shift the tides of an eroding food source for our life-giving pollinators, then I say “Go forth and multiply dainty violets. You’re now safe in my yard.”
It has been a long time since I have had an art show (think college days), but I am very excited to let you know that photos from The Soulful Gardener blog & website are currently being featured at our local Starbucks during the month of June.
Showing these photos is another fun way that I hope to connect people with plants & nature, even if it’s on their coffee break.