Next Steps or Digs

Well, fall 2010 was the time to label plants as I fought advancing autumn, drought which makes it hard on the plants and on me since digging the ground which is clayish and almost cement when dry. Oh, my back…shoulder…knees…fingers….poor thing.  150 plants later they are in for the winter, as are the wonderful semi-shade plants from Jenny, Nancy, Grandons, and Joann.  Probably others who I am not remembering now.

Suddenly, the weather changed and we all went inside.  The heart of the labyrinth – the

Autumn is upon us

magnolia tree – spread its arms wide awaiting the rain and snow and diminished sun.  The stakes I had hammered in the ground attracted the attention of our neighbors all who asked about them.  I quipped they are the deer we disposed of….not. But, the deer will surely love the hostas and lilies come spring.  Unless…unless….

Two perennials mark the entrance.  I wondered if they would make it through the bitter winter. Below are pictures through the sleeping season.

December Labyrinth

Nancy forged a path on snowshoes

About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, a member of the Veriditas Council, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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