When I started this blog, I want to share certain tips about permaculture, and for the most part I have. But one thing I cannot do, is parrot information back at people.
A few days ago I was so busy that I didn’t have time to get a blog out when I wanted too, so what I did was push myself into posting a blog that I really didn’t like. I don’t like parroting information at people, I found that I have to say things in my way, and in my interpretation, or my inner self suffers.
I love permaculture, but mostly I love it because it’s focus is on returning control back into the hands of where it belongs. Nature knows what it’s doing, and for many decades now, we have tried to take control and act as if we know better. The Creator of all that is, knows what it is doing.
So many life lessons can be learned from nature, more than I could ever put in a blog, but my latest life lesson has been about pruning.
If you read one of my past blogs called “One odd way to enhance the growth of your plants”, you would remember I talked about a tree I wanted to buy, but didn’t because it cost way too much. I found this same plant at the beginning of the fall marketing season all dried up and appeared to be dead for only $5, of course I bought it wanting to save this poor living plant.
All the leaves were dead and shriveled up, so I figured they would fall off like the trees outside do. But they never did, and they were really stiff and wouldn’t come off. At one point I wondered if the leaves were only half dead and not fully dead like I thought.
My husband decided to prune these leaves off, but got busy doing something else, so he never finishing the whole tree. So when I was transplanting the tree the other day, I seen that those few branches were now sprouting a lot of new growth. What was happening was that the tree was putting unnecessary energy into trying to revive those half dead leaves when it was just easier to cut them off and start again.
How true this rings in my life.
How many times have I put a lot of energy into trying to revive certain situations that should have been cut off and started over? How much energy was wasted in trying to grow plants the old-fashioned way of rows and paths, and of living my life the way other people said I should? Too much.
After figuring out what was going on with my tree, I went through all my plants and pruned off any dead or dying leaves, branches, and flowers. Now I will have to go through the rest of my life and do the same.