So there's this plant....
It's usually called the Weed. And since I'm
weeding the garden, my first inclination is to take it out. Then I look at
the visitor on the flower.
Its a honey bee.
I decide to leave the
flower because who am I to decide what the bees need?
If she's there
collecting nectar, she needs the flower more than I need that weed gone.
I leave a lot of weeds in my garden. I love how plants will self
seed and place themselves right where they need to be.... besides, how do I know where is THE best spot to grow?
only determine what I want.
I also watched the wild song birds visit those weeds and eat the seeds, and I
wonder... when did I decide I know better then what the wildlife needs???
And so, now, I
leave weeds in small patches somewhere to encourage all the wild birds to
visit my garden to help keep the pest population in check.
Gardens are supposed to be alive with life. I'll let nature happen and just enjoy it. If I'm willing to observe and listen, I can learn from the visitors.
Artist, gardener, mother, teacher and student. Living authentically