Merry Christmas, My Gardening Friends

summer snooze

Greetings Edible Backyarders,

Let me officially welcome you to summer (even though its been summer for weeks!) River swims mark summer’s arrival at ours, and we’ve been in the river every day after school for the past few. So very lucky to be able to cool off in fresh, clean water amidst the birds and the bush. What do you have to be grateful for?

This being the season of giving and loving, here’s my christmas gift to you:

The Summer Palace by Micheal Leunig

Make a little garden in your pocket

Plant your cuffs with radishes and rocket

Let a passionfruit crawl up your thigh

Grow some oregano in your fly

Make a steamy compost of your fears

Trickle irrigate your life with tears

Let your troubled mind become a trellis

Turn your heart into a summer palace

Merry Christmas my gardening friends!

Yours in the earth,