The feel of soil as the hand tool digs deeper is a release. The tiny shells, sand and rocks along with the humus begin to break apart and loosen. Turning the components of the soil brings a much needed breath of oxygen to the suffocating layers. Add the bag of potting soil to further enrich the mixture. Holes are made and sprinkled with water. The bedding plants are removed from the plastic containers. Each is placed gingerly into the waiting holes. Soil tamped around each infant plant and one more shower of water to finish off the planting. A few of the plants are placed in pots. Shape, texture and aroma help decide where each is placed. The end of the planting brings a feeling of being one with nature.
freshly turned soil
birds rush to upturned treasures
purple finch feasts
© petra domina
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