When the little hairs on my Hens & Chicks succulent (seen in the first image here), which “serves” as a centerpiece for the table that I have in my urban (NYC) garden, were brought to my attention, I couldn’t help but marvel at the simplicity of this sweet succulent, as normally facial and body hairs send me packing to my local Esthetician!
This centerpiece is not the only one living in my garden who is down to earth about appearances; as it happens, my “spent” Paeonia suffruiticosa bud (seen in the second image) knows her value (as evidenced in a previous post here on tumblr @ http://bit.ly/MryGmO), and she cannot be bothered with running to an Esthetician for a quick wax every time hairs appear!
Additionally, my other variety of Hens & Chicks is also laid back about sporting hairs in places that send many humans – male and female, young and old — to their favorite Esthetician.
Moreover, my sweet Phlox sublata (Creeping Phlox) did not let a few hairs ruin her mood when she experienced many of them growing on her early this spring.
The accepting of life as it comes and the not sweating small stuff are just some of the lessons that things which live in a garden can teach. It is one of the reasons I was inspired to embark on a Campaign that gives voice to what lives in a garden! The Campaign is now on indiegogo, and it may be viewed @ http://igg.me/p/104628