Next I decided to plant some Lilies and I really hope they sprout because they look so pretty on the package, unlike last year when what I planted out of a packet was nothing like what actually grew out of the ground! If they are successful then they should flower as a circle but knowing me and my circles they'll flower as a square :)
For Mother's Day I had some beautiful plants bought for me, hubby took me to a garden center where I can happily spend hours just walking around, touching the plants and flowers whilst having a chat with them, no I'm not crazy well yes I might be but talking to plants is important because you need to work out which ones need to come home with you and that's an excuse I'm sticking to! I have a photo below.
Hebe Blue Star, Scabious Butterfly Blue Beauty & Hebe Bronze Glow
I love taking care of my plants, flowers and herbs so my next job was to clear out the top layer of soil within my tubs, I can't get over how some of them have grown since last year. My Thyme is thriving really well and I love this herb, I have some at my front door and one at the back of my house as it is used for protection to your home. My Chives which I love to pick for my salads are a lovely green and smell wonderful will surely keep the Vampires at bay......aw no just been told that's a myth it's actually Garlic mind you Chives can be so strong I'm pretty sure one whiff and they'll be gone!.
So I'm just so excited to be wandering around my garden looking at the new buds and the green colours that are pushing through. We have a woods on the back of our garden and if you look closely at the trees you can see brown or black buds and inside them are tiny green leaves just waiting to push through, not long now. My baby Sycamore has already got the cutest green buds.
my baby Sycamore
I love Honeysuckle, it looks so pretty especially when it climbs over a archway and the smell is so sweet. it encourages the Bees so that is a extra plus. I have it in tub at the moment until I can complete my faery garden, when I bought her last year she was small but boy has she grown! must be because I'm talking to her :)
I do have many more photos but another time. For now I can happily announce "Spring has sprouted" and there's lots of evidence around us, look after your garden and fill with plants, flowers, shrubs, herbs, ornaments and love and you can guarantee to attract the fae as well as the insects......."No, not you Slugs, there's plenty of food for you too eat which doesn't include my plants!"
May you be blessed by the Goddess and the Fae on this beautiful Ostara Eve, embrace her love and spread it onto your garden to encourage the new to grow. We can also embrace the new in our own lives, don't be afraid to breathe in the air of the Spring Equinox and let it refresh you and re~energize your soul.
© Rachel Curtis/The Faery Enchantress 19/03/2012