Over the last month, seeds of Calendula, Artichoke, Nasturtium, Poppy, Zinnia, Sunflower, Cosmos, Scabiosa and so much more have sprouted, grown and been repotted, awaiting the late-Spring warmth, rain and sun. The Rose garden has started to bloom and it seems every morning I go outside a new bud is forming, petals peeking out unveiling the sweetest fragrance and origami-like petals. My Passion Flower garden is slowly growing, vining up potted trellises and I am anxiously awaiting new blooms this year. Over the weekend, I noticed two of my three Hibiscus have formed the tiniest of buds and to say I am excited to watch them grow and open would be an understatement. While my Key Lime Tree is full and healthy, there's no signs of limes yet, and I am hoping June will bring at least one. Any citrus growers out there have tips? My tomato seedlings are growing and very much need to be repotted soon. With the days growing longer, I'm looking forward to have more time to work outside.
Caring for this little garden of mine and all of the plants has been the highlight of my days, losing myself in connection to them, tending to them and watching as they grow with amazement. It's been rather cool out for late-May in my neck of the woods, with bits of warm weather here and there. I can't wait to watch the plants bathe, vine, grow and blossom in the warm June sun.
I've been bringing out my botanical Oracle and Tarot decks to the garden every morning, along with my sketchbook and floral shears, reading my cards with the very plants depicted, listening to their songs and setting my intentions. This little ritual has been an integral part of my Spring and Summers for nearly a decade, it's one of my favorite ways to bond with the botanicals on a spiritual level, to ground myself and connect to the earth.
For now, this has been my May garden update. Cataloging all that I'm growing is an ever-expanding work in progress and it's been such a joy to have this to share with you.