I think I mentioned I deal with SAD some years. Well, it’s hitting hard this year. I was weakened by all the stress the last 4 months I’m sure. Anyways, I woke this morning in the midst of it. I recognize it and I have my counters. Today’s counter is trees. Nature will save you. I have a visceral experience of the changes I am making to the front yard of my new home – changes that will save my sanity. My whole body feels joy.
Today a very large magnolia was planted, along with a weepy Juniper in the front yard, and 2 different hollies and 3 arbor vitae.
When I got here, all was grass in the front and side yards. I came from the trees. It felt like a foreign land.
One of the things I promised myself was that I could spend the money I had made this year to get rid of some of the grass.
I’ve posted on facebook previously the two different “wave” gardens (as opposed to straight line, symettrical) I planted at two different times already. I love them.
And today the front yard lost more grass. I gained a very large magnolia (I don’t have time to wait for slow growers to grow, I’m starting big so I can enjoy them NOW)(this is a total gift to my spirit).
I gained a weepy juniper that has a botanical name I can’t remember. Hubby likes them. So I bought it.
I gained 2 different hollies – 1 skinny and 1 fat, and the 3 arbor vitae.
And even losing my tree spirit sculpture unexpectedly to the wind didn’t quite bring me all the way down from the high of my forming forest.
Bye bye grass.
I have to sell a few more houses – I need more plants. 🙂 If you know anyone looking in Prince George’s or Southern MD, let me know. 🙂