Friday, May 3, 2013

Gardening like God does, part III

(For Gardening like God does, part I, click here. Part II, click here.)

Here come the day lilies! I've been wandering around my yard this morning, looking for little signs of life, and resisting the urge to lift my leaf mulch. Last year, I peeked to be sure that little plants were surviving under the leaf cover I had carefully spread in the fall, and the next day a Spring wind whooshed away all the mulch that I had disturbed.

So this year, I'm trying to do better in the category of gardening like God does. God lets the leaves blow where they may to provide soil protection and hold moisture. Having been raised to rake out the beds every spring, it's almost impossible to leave things as is, and I'm half afraid that stuff underneath will suffocate. I'm also not crazy about how messy everything looks. But I really can't see the point of buying fancy chip mulches when God gives me free leaves. Sure, leaves are messier, but I'm doing my best to trust that the messiness will be overtaken by more than enough beauty when all is said and done. After all, that's what God does.

1 comment:

Laeli said...

I love this sentiment. It just feels so right.