Making the best of quarantine
Now is the winter of our discontent. With a quarter million dead from Coronavirus, we wait for a vaccine. With a con man in the White House, we wait for him to vacate the premises. There’s hope of vaccinations and competent governance on the horizon, but it looks like we’ll have to hang tough for a few more months. With few social and entertainment options available during the duration, we need to look elsewhere for meaningful and productive pursuits.
Fortunately, it is the perfect season to start a native plant garden: these short, cooler days with occasional rain make a forgiving environment for native plants to sink their roots and get established. This time of social isolation could be a good season for you as well, by turning your attention from the nonsense going on in the public sphere to focus on improving your home environment. And if you’re isolating at home, gardening can be a healthy activity to get through these dark months.
I can meet with you (at a distance of six feet) to discuss the kind of space you want to create in your yard: secluded or inviting, naturalistic or formal, dramatic or soothing. I take your goals and translate them into a plant design that is appropriate for your soil and light conditions and compatible with established plants you want to keep. After we develop a plan you love, I’ll obtain and place the plants for you. I can get them planted for you too, but I love it when people do the planting themselves (I’ll show you the tricks). It not only gets you outside in the sunshine, but your feeling of connection is enhanced when you handle and nurtured the plants yourself. And watching your plants grow and develop can provide a bit of positivity in otherwise bleak times.
I’m confident that this miserable winter will eventually be made glorious summer by the sons of Pfizer and of Scranton. Wouldn’t it be great when we get beyond all this if you not only survived, but took advantage of the time to create something that will continue to provide benefits for years to come? Give me a call and let’s start to create something together.
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