My Garden, My Self

      This is my latest (albeit very late and overdue) installment in You Grow Girl’s “Grow Write Guild“. I’m a little out of practice so bear with me as I try to get caught up and/or just write to clear my head. My garden at present looks an awful lot like a mess.…

Letting Go of the Garden and Growing On

This is my latest inclusion in the Grow Write Guild series from Gayla Trail at You Grow Girl.  Yes, I’ve skipped a few topics.  I know.  It’s ok.  Life happens no matter my preconceived schedule.  “Letting Go” is a very pertinent topic for this season of life. After this crazy winter of snow and ice,…

Hey You Over There!

This is my latest installment in the Grow Write Guild. Evidently one of my houseplants has taken offense at my lack of attention.           Hey, you!  Over there with the curly hair and the coffee mug permanently attached to your hand.  Yes, YOU!  Did you forget about me again?  I’m at…

Our Winter Garden

Chapter 20 in the ongoing series, Grow Write Guild:   10 Words about Our Winter Garden in 2 Sets:   The Bad: Mushy Cold Brown Icy Weedy   The Good: Sleeping Fomenting Waiting Hope Surprise  

Taking Them Out

This is my latest installment in the Grow Write Guild series by Gayla Trail.     The time has come to admit defeat and take a vegetable out of our line-up for next spring.  I am tired of fighting the squash vine borers for squash and zucchini.  Therefore, they are out for next year.  I…

Fall Words

This is my latest installment in the Grow Write Guild founded by Gayla Trail.  The topic this go ’round was 5-10 words describing your fall garden     My Fall Garden Brussel sprouts Broccoli Spinach Turnips Peas Carrots Cilantro Cauliflower Lettuces Leftovers  

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Dear Squash

This is my latest installment in the Grow Write Guild.   Dear Squash, We started so well. Little green shoots unfolding into leaves, stretching your tendrils across my raised beds. Then you bloomed. Oh, how you bloomed! The bees danced and serenaded you for weeks in end. For one brief shining month, you tried to…

Here Comes the Rain Again

This is my 9th contribution to the Grow Write Guild. The current writing prompt for the Grow Write Guild is to change lyrics of a favorite song to reflect your relationship with a plant or food crop. Since we’ve had nothing but rain, I’m not having much of a relationship with anything in my garden.…

Landscapes

This is my 6th contribution/installment in the Grow Write Guild, “Landscapes”.   I admit to having a weakness for open landscapes of abandoned farmhouses with overgrown gardens.  Naturalized spring and summer flowers, climbing roses reaching to the top of a chimney, fruit trees heavy-laden with ripe globes inevitably pull on my body in an almost…

Listening to My Garden

This is my newest installment for the Grow Write Guild.   As I type this, I am listening to the sounds in my garden as the night shadows cover the garden to rest.  Our southeast neighbors are playing country music on their back deck.  Cars are whizzing by and tooting their horns.  It’s been a…