Not Just Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on July 20, 2017 in Garden |

I was going to skip growing vegetables this year. Flowers are really my thing, and given the choice between feeding the body (with vegetables) and feeding the soul (with the beauty of flowers), the soul almost always wins out.

But, this year, Ginger insisted. I couldn’t talk her out of it. So, to please her, I put in a cucumber plant, a watermelon vine, and a pumpkin plant. (There are also a pair of tomato plants, but those are for me).

Now, here we are in July. The veggies are beginning to take off, and I am suddenly glad we have some food on the grow. I’m remembering that back yard cucumbers are much nicer than anything we find in the store.

And there’s something magical about watching a pumpkin develop.

Not to mention, pumpkin flowers have a beauty all their own.

Next year, I need to remember that while food growing may not be as visually pleasing as growing flowers, it certainly has it’s rewards. Something to note in the garden journal.

From the dining room table, preparing to water said vegetables in advance of another hot and steamy day,

Mrs. Smythe


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