Writing is my true love. But a close second is gardening. When my characters are misbehaving or I feel blocked, pulling weeds, pruning shrubs, or cutting flowers (by far my favorite garden activity) is the tonic I need.
Two years ago, I experimented with wildflowers. I started small with a mix, which promised year-round perennial wildflowers.
|I should've gotten a photo with a bathing bird, but they can be shy.|
When I saw how much the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds (and I) enjoyed the flowers, I decided to plant a bank of wildflowers.
When I cut flowers to bring inside the house, the bumblebees grumble.