If it’s drama that you sigh for,
plant a garden and you’ll get it
You will know the thrill of battle
fighting foes that will beset it
If you long for entertainment and
for pageantry most glowing,
Plant a garden and this summer spend
your time with green things growing.
– Edward A. Guest, Plant a Garden
It is that time of year again. In the northeast the wait from one growing season to the next seems so long, therefore much of late winter we find ourselves longing for the days of digging in the earth and watching the beauty of plant life grow and bloom. It’s a magical thing, gardening.
This Memorial weekend we got our hands dirty, taking time to 1. plant a new flower garden along a wall we built last year, and 2. plant the vegetable garden. While at the garden store my husband, whom I reprimanded for attempting to buy 5 large bags of pea seeds and promptly returned all but two to the shelf, was convinced that we only purchased enough for about half the garden.
The lineup this year includes:
lettuce, lettuce, lettuce
yellow grape tomatoes
red grape tomatoes
sweet red peppers
The garden is full – all of it – the entire thing – not half full – full full.
And just as we finished planting, a soft and gentle rain began to fall. Perfect.
It is such a sense of accomplishment to plant a garden and watch it grow into the amazing bounty that it does. So much so, that I think I will take a photo of it every week throughout the growing season, just so I can intentionally recognize the miracle that it truly is. I might even share those weekly photos with you 😉
Other kinda’, sorta’ garden related things: