Solstice Greetings!

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As of a few hours ago the Wheel turned once more and we moved from the waning light to its joyous return. In a few days we’ll be able to see that the days are starting to get longer, something which every gardener longs for at this time of year. We have few plants to enliven our gardens with color now tho a few things do bloom still.

But mostly it’s the time of evergreens, and so we decided to do something a bit different as well as our usual house lights and the Holiday Tree and all. This year we decorated the little Cryptomeria Vilmoriana on our front porch. It greets all out visitors as they come up the steps to our front door. I think it looks great with the little bulbs on it. Not the usual tree to decorate but who cares? It still works for us.

As well as enjoying the conifers and other evergreens in the garden right now, it’s also time to be looking at seed catalogs now and dreaming of what we’ll plant in the spring. And how we’ll be sure to do it right this year and not make the same silly mistakes we did last time, right? I’m sure I won’t do the same foolish things I did last year, will I? I hope not… 😉

I hope you’re all enjoying this relative down time for us gardeners and relish the seasons delicacies that still turn up now and then. Like the “Charity” Mahonia I have that’s been blooming its bright yellow flowers for months now it seems. And the Winter Daphne that’s just starting to bud out in preparation for its so fragrant blooms.

I’m ready for a change already and it’s just Solstice today. I guess I’m impatient, but then I know I’m not really. I just love to see things growing and find the fallow time more difficult. Going within to the darkness of winter is always hard on me and I miss the ability to put my hands in the dirt as often as I’d like to. Time to get into the greenhouse and work there I guess.

So I wish you all a very Merry Solstice and a Happy New Year, and hope that all your gardening dreams come true for you this year. It’s a special time of openness and it’s good to be open to what Nature has to offer, even in this season of cold and darkness. There’s still the Return of the Light and it’s happening now. So go enjoy it!

May this Season of Lights be bright for you and yours,

Steve

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8 responses to this post.

  1. And a wonderful xmas and new year to you both, Steve. Nature opens and then gives.

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  2. What a great little tree! Merry Solstice and Blessings throughout the coming year.

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  3. Just beautiful + perfect for this time of year! Merry Christmas to you , and a Happy New Year…spring will be even closer when we get to January!

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    • Thank you! It’ll be a few days til we see the days getting longer but you’re right that Spring is just around the corner. Now we just have to get thru January… 😉
      Best of the Season to you!
      Steve

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  4. Wishing you a bright and inspired new turn of the wheel Steve, and much dirt under your fingernails till spring. Enjoy your greenhouse. I’m a little envious of it. It is such a bright inviting space, full of possibility and promise! Like a solar panel for the soul… (a soular panel).:-)

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    • Egualmente, Dan. I love your new word – the “Soular panel”! What a great concept for a greenhouse! It’s a great place to recharge and enjoy the plants in their new lives. Very healing… I hope you can build one for yourself one day soon.
      Wishing you lots of dirt under the nails yourself! 😉
      Peace,
      Steve

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