I'm not too happy when the snowplow "transplants" some my perennials for me, but i rather enjoy it when those rascal squirrels and chipmunks transplant various bulbs.
Walking on a woodland path, i find cobalt blue squill. Now how did that get here? Near another path, I have a colony of the aptly named squirrel corn, a relative of Dutchmen's breeches. And how did that get there?
I guess squirrels are gardeners too. I knew they planted acorns, and now i know they plant bulbs and wildflowers.
What are we planting today, this week in our minds and in our hearts?
You can't beat that perennial bloomer, mindfulness.
Cheryl teaches at Vermont Insight Meditation Center and spends as much time in the garden as she can.
Cheryl discovered gardening the same year she attended her first retreat at Insight Meditation Society in 1977.
She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England, with a concentration in Mindfulness and completed an internship with Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. She became a Master Gardener in 1999.
Cheryl graduated from the Community Dharma Leader program, sponsored by Spirit Rock Meditation Center and from the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
Cheryl is also the author of Following the Nez Perce Trail: A Guide to the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail with eye-witness accounts, 2nd edition.