Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A LOVELY MORNING AND GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Saturday was a beautiful spring morning that I had been looking forward to because I was spending it with my daughter, Cary.


I was really concerned the night before that it wasn't going to happen because my back was flared up, but when I woke up Saturday morning my back had given me a reprieve.

Cary had scheduled us an appointment for a native plant sale at Georgia Perimeter College. She is transforming the front and back yards of her historic Atlanta home with native plants. 

I have been reading up on some on the benefits of gardening with native plants and found this from the U.S. Forest Service.

"Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. Unlike natives, common horticultural plants do not provide energetic rewards for their visitors and often require insect pest control to survive."

You can read more about the benefits of native plants at their website here.

I was amazed at all of the varieties of plants and of the knowledge that Cary now has. There were "new to her varieties" and I enjoyed learning about them along with her.

After making our purchases and stowing them in the car we headed over to the adjacent garden and wooded area to walk around and enjoy their practice of gardening with native plants.

It was a lovely morning with my daughter and I told her on the way home that I think the last time just the two of us did something together was when she was four.

She pointed that that she had changed a bit since then, but in my mind, my beautiful daughter, who is the mother of my three grandchildren, is still my sweet child. 

I have been changing the theme of my blog this week and there of course have been a few kinks. I was not receiving your comments in my email as I normally do, but I hopefully remedied that and will be able to answer back to you from now on. Fingers crossed.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had this precious time with her.
    Brenda

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  2. What a beautiful day you two had together. Native plants seem to be a great thing right now. They are having a big sale in the town I live in a few weeks. They too will have people there telling you about the plants and then you can purchase them for your own yard. Pretty cool. Glad you had that sweet day with your daughter. xoxo

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  3. So glad you got that one on one time with your daughter. Those times are so precious! My son who is 42, is still my "boy".. will always be! Our garden nursery here grows all native plants to this area, and they winter over here so are very hardy. I love that.. no transplanted plants for me (well maybe a few). That stroll through the gardens looks like a beautiful area. Take care....

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  4. I miss our family lunches, but one on one time is especially good!

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