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Thursday, May 06, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A long time ago, I was capable of keeping plants alive. In fact, I could get them to thrive.

When we got married, we tried a garden. It was huge and a lot of work in the heat of the summer but I loved it and we had great luck growing lots of vegetables.

Every summer after that I was pregnant or breastfeeding or taking care of babies and every plant-caring, gardening skill I had went out the door. Seriously, I killed every plant I brought into the house and we won't even mention what things looked like outside. I had visions of growing things again, but they were only in my head.

Last spring though the stars aligned and I bought some flowers and planted them. I didn't buy many because I was pretty sure they would die. I bought all perennials...just in case they didn't.

Amazingly enough, this spring everything came back bigger and better than before. I get such a sense of satisfaction every time I walk by them. Their beauty makes me happy.

In fact, they serve as a nice reminder that there are seasons for everything and…some of them have flowers.


Blogger Faith said...

What a beautiful garden Aunt Amy! I had a great time babysitting your kids last night! It was so enjoyable.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Amy Parris said...

Thanks Faith. Mackenzie told me this morning that you are her new favorite babysitter! Don't tell Amy =)

11:34 PM  

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