Hello My Fellow Gardeners!

So far today it’s been raining here in Seattle. What a shock I know but it really doesn’t rain as much as people think ya know. It’s just overcast and cloudy a lot but now we really are in the rainy season and I can’t use that excuse. It’s truly raining and I love it. I hear people complaining about the rain all the time but if it didn’t rain so much here it wouldn’t be the lush green oasis that draws so many people here to live, and to die sometimes as well in the oppressive atmosphere of the heavy weather and dark skies. I know what that’s like myself suffering from depression as I do but why go there now? Plenty of time to discuss my moods later.

What I’m mostly about talking towards here is gardening and I’ll do a lot of that as time goes on. I’ve been avid for it for years as I say later on, and here I go repeating myself already, but It’s in my blood so just try to enjoy it. Of course it’s hard to garden in the rain, and mostly things are a bit quiescent in the garden right now as fall really comes over us. But the Taxodium distichum Peve Minaret still has leaves on it as does the Metasequoia Miss Grace and even the Red Pygmy Maple has some leaves left and they’re gorgeous in their fall colors of orange and red and finally a golden yellow.

I love the fall, maybe because I was born a few day ago (well 62 years and a few days ago really), and I think sometimes that the time when a person is born is a time they love, but I guess that’s not always true is it? But it is for me and fall has always thrilled me with the changing season. The Time of Falling off and Dying as my Native teacher called it. I guess my Scorpio blood and Phoenix nature (you’ll see my Gravatar is a two-headed Phoenix) is awakened by this activity of the dark side of renewal, but then all gardeners recognize this part of it. Things have to die away and leave their bodies on the soil for new life to begin again in the spring. It’s just the Way of it.  And with that I’ll close for now and leave the rest to say another day.

Peace to you all.

Steve

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Steve,
    we’re (my wife and I) are new here (well she is) too. this is her blog, and i’m starting it off for her. She has the same passion you do for all things gardening. we’re both have/are quitting our daytime jobs to expand her garden design and maintenance business into a full time operation (we hope).

    Anyway, good luck with your new blog site. different part of the world (we’re down under, in Sydney), but we’ll look forward to seeing your blogs.

    Regards,
    Ian and Megan

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    • Hi Ian and Megan –
      I posted to your site but realized I should say something here too. Sorry it’s taken me so long to do it. I appreciate your encouragement. You were my first comment and I really thank you for it. I love your way of gardening in AU and look forward to continuing to see your plantings that are so different yet still so similar to my reality. Gardens are universal. Thanks again,
      Steve

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  2. I don’t have a garden, so I love yours….. 🙂 ……. Great Post !

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