Plantar fasciitis ~ I just found out yesterday that this is the cause of the pain in my heels. Oh dear! Not the kind of ‘plant’ I want, but I need to take care of this one in order to be able to take care of my garden plants.
Plantar fasciitis happens more to women my age, with weight gain, going barefoot, poor support in shoes.
I did some online research, found exercises, shoe inserts and shoes. I’ve already started doing some of the exercises and will continue to do them and will learn new ones too. I used an Arnica gel for pain and will continue to do so as needed.
This is a real bummer, as I ‘love’ to go barefoot in the house. (Being part native American might have something to do with that.) I hate wearing shoes, just like I hate wearing a bra. So constricting and confining. Both are necessary when out in public though.
I googled shoes and found Vionics with GREAT reviews. I texted my sis-in-law and she wrote back all excited, as these shoes she’s been wearing for several years now and they have really helped her. Her daughter wears them now too and both love them. SIL told me about a flea market near her that has a Vionic booth that sells overstock from online stores, for about 1/2 off the price. She’s going to take me there in the next week or so. I found three pair online that I like, one dressy, one flip flop type for around the house, and one to wear walking and gardening.
Now, for some pics of one of my newest plants with one of the many visitors it has been having.
Buddlia and a Ruddy Daggerwing.
I was outside handwatering when I spied this guy. Ran in for the camera and he was still enjoying the nectar of these blooms.
Saturday I bought some potting soil and three more plants at a great deal.
One gardenia with at least 9 buds and two spicy jatropha which is a great butterfly attractor.
I worked outside morning and afternoon, wore myself out. I’m trying to get plants grouped into a few main areas for ease on the gardener and for ease of watering. Summer is almost here and it will be hot and humid before we know it.
More pics taken this morning.
That’s it from Plum Cottage. We may get some much needed rain today.
Count your blessings,
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
Lady Bird Johnson