“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

All In A Day

On the subject of those lovely lupines, delphiniums,
and foxglove.
I, too, have never been successful in having them return the next year.
I feel that we are too far south for the lupines... I noticed them growing in abundance all over
the wild of Iceland.
As for foxglove... they are known to reseed themselves, but mine never have.
And delphiniums... the same story... mine never over-winter.
So, each spring I make a little investment in "perennial" flowers that are not.
It's worth it to me... because they are all three my favorites.
And, because we live in the country... the price of flowers in our local greenhouses
is quite low.... really low.
A flower that costs $8+, down in the city, will run about $2.90 here in the country.
(just one more thing I love about country life!) 

Is there anything happier than little, smiling viola faces?

Yesterday was another glorious spring day spent in the garden.
(I did play 9 holes of golf with Jack in the afternoon, though.)
I worked in the garden from 7 AM until 1 PM.
I planted red potatoes, sweet potatoes and more peppers.
I also planted my largest raised bed full of giant zinnias for a cutting garden,
and marigolds in each of the garden boxes to help keep...

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