- GARDEN UPDATE
- SHAMROCKS ROCK!
- GARDEN GAMES
Today the storm continued and it snowed on and off all day. Freezing temps and chilly wind made it mighty unpleasant. A wee bit of sun for a few minutes before it became dark and threatening skies again.
Couldn't let St. Patrick's Day weekend pass without mentioning shamrocks. Doesn't everybody associate shamrocks with St. Patrick? This is because the leaves are divided into three leaflets, a symbol of the Trinity.
|“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way.|
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”
The shamrock was first used by St. Patrick as he explained the Holy Trinity to his followers, but the history of its magical powers dates back further than St. Patrick. The Druids considered the four-leafed clover good luck, and the Celts considered the shamrock a powerful charm against evil. It is even rumored that Eve wore a shamrock in the Garden of Eden!(Maybe she needed extra luck after that snake incident). Each leaf on the clover stands for something different- one for hope, one for faith, one for love and the fourth one for luck.
Clover is definitely a cool-season plant because they need mild weather to be their best. They like fairly moist soil and hate hot sun. Keep them in partial or afternoon shade. It is likely to be invasive and some strains are considered a weed.
Make your own shamrock box!