Monday, May 30, 2011

The Yoga of Gardening

I've been making a big push to get the rest of my gardening done before the "official" start of summer, which is right about now, so haven't had much time for blogging. But that doesn't mean I haven't been doing yoga! 

On Saturday when I was getting the last of my vegetables and flowers planted, I did many (many) rounds of uttanasana (forward bend, literally translated as intense stretch--which it is!) and malasana (garland pose or squat, although mine was not quite perfect form since I was often holding a spade in one hand and a plant in the other).

The next day I spent a lot of time in backbends, a perfect counter-pose for all that forward folding my garden required. And today I went out and took some photos to share with all of you. Here they are:

Small tomatoes have already appeared!
Kohlrabi I planted as seed last November.
Beets, cabbage, onions and cucumbers!

Peas growing among the roses.
The garden on the threshold of June.


  1. Putting in my order now for pickles!

  2. Gonna have a lot of cucumbers, I expect no shortage of pickles!