|I am Mary of the Secret Garden when the spring begins, pale after winter but after every day out in the garden stronger and stronger.|
Keväällä olen Salaisen puutarhan Mary, talven kalventama ja muhevasta tuoksusta voimaantuva varovainen askeltaja. Kurkistelen sinivuokkoja ja ihmettelen lintujen uskoa laulaa.
|This year the spring has come with tiny steps, so every flower has been a small miracle and every new bird so welcome.|
|I herited an old garden of my mother-in-law. It was planted by her mother and ancestors before. So I have to respect their efforts, wait and see what comes up.|
|The old apple tree was planted by aunt Natalie some time in the beginning of 20th century and it is the only one to survive the terrible cold of the Winter War in 1939-40.|
|I give the old lady some compost and ash like the other trees and bushes in the garden.|
|So I have an old garden where I can enjoy the grown-up trees, bushes and flowers and carefully add my own fingerprints and paths like this one to the cellar by the maple tree.|
|I need fences, too to protect my lovage, rumble and other plants - and to give us privacy in the middle of the village.|
Niinpä sormustinkukka saa häädön, ja salaattirivi kylvetään perennapenkin reunalle. Kallion helmassa leviävät yrtit. Parhaita puutarhakumppaneita ovat sellaiset, joissa yhtyy ilo ja hyöty monin kerroin.
|But first the fence, otherwise my blueberries will never bloom... At least the young apple trees don't need to be cut for years!|