Gardening is my stress reliever. What's yours?
Mom and I are impressed with and HOPEFUL that the new Pope will change the Catholic church, if not the world, for the better. He says he is about helping the poor, not wasting money on lavish living in the Vatican. He seems humble and honest and brave enough to clean up old messes.
Mom had an old statue of St.Francis in the right (dark) corner of the back yard, for years. ( She calls him Frank). I cleared out the overgrown Ivy (FYI, Ivy roots are a B*****) and weeds in the left SUNNY corner and Moved him there. I bordered it and planted Clematis, Coleus, Liriope and hostas....keeping, but trimming the Montauk daisies that were already there,around him. I put a spot light on him and it casts an amazing shadow on the fence. Mom is thrilled.
She is Catholic....I'm a Christian....and we are both praying That "Frank" can do the job the way it is intended. The Garden, in his honor, will remind us everyday to pray for his wisdom, the poor and hungry, and God's will.
Please pray that our garden flourishes!