The glory of gardening:
hands in the dirt,
head in the sun,
heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed
not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin (English – Poet Born: May 30, 1835. Lived until June 2, 1913)
Holidays and Celebrations…
*** Water a Flower Day ***
*** Neighbor Day ***
*** World MS Day ***
Yesterday was our Annual Horticultural Society Plant Sale. Such a wonderful tradition to share our bounty with our neighbours and friends. Everyone brings their surplus plants to sell to raise funds for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society. I donated all of my tomato plants that were surplus, Including Black Krim, Sicilian, Rugers, Cherry and some eggplants. Volunteers price the plants and group them according to price. Then the fun begins as people come to purchase great bargains. I got 2 fern leaf peonies, a fern, a large peony and a small ornamental for only $10.
How fitting that today is Water a Flower Day. I’m hoping all the threats of frost are finally done for the season and I can plant the remainder of my garden today.
Today is also Neighbour Day. So whoever your neighbours are, whether across the street or around the world, wish them well and maybe share some of your garden treasures with them. ❤
We also are remembering that we need to continue research and raise funds to find a cure for MS on MS Day. Disguising as many different symptoms and difficult to diagnose this disease has so many different forms and ruins so many lives. Ride for a Cure has gone from a 5 Kilometer bike ride where everyone was gathered at one time to a 5 K ride anywhere to raise funds. Please support our riders this year and help find a cure.
Second shots for the COVID-19 Vaccine are now available for Indigenous people in Ontario, so my husband got his yesterday. It is being forecast that all people in Ontario that want to be vaccinated will be completed by the end of August.