Years ago when we had visited Bolivia I had the opportunity to see Bamboo growing as a wild thicket.
They are used in irrigation of the fields as a natural pipe from water source to the rows of plants.
Bamboo has nodes that have to be removed from the inside so that water can run through.
Lately I have compared my life with a Bamboo pole. The nodes (tough times) are meant to be there so you have to push through to the next one, and the next. Eventually by not giving up , you as a person can be used as a "bridge" to bring the needed resources to others. It is humbling at times to watch others grow and reach a higher potential but knowing you had a small part in the process.
I am constantly reminded (by my boss) that Blumenflor is there for the community to help us grow together and get through tough times.
So be a bridge wherever you can, the rewards are priceless!
September has been challenging weather wise. Extreme heat and now rain and cold for a week. Anyone living in these parts knows to expect the erratic climate of West Texas.
We love working in the greenhouse at times like this, catching up on all the transplanting.
It is a mini tropical paradise within 800 square feet. The Bougainvillea are in full bloom next to the pansies. Any gardener knows that this combination is rare but it is due to our extreme fluctuations in the weather.
At Blumenflor we are also known for experiences, this is definitely that.
Anyone in the area needing a get away from the rain... come join us in the greenhouse!
Bring your "latte" and a lounge chair... !