Family Friday and random thoughts
I’m feeling rather nostalgic today and linking with Nancy for random thoughts.
Nostalgic because it’s the WordPress weekly photo prompt and I have that on my mind, but also because I’ll be leaving in a couple of days and C and I have been in the garden this morning
cleaning up trying to clean up the weeds and plants before I leave, and I’m looking round the garden and thinking, wow, I’m growing all the plats my grandfather loved the most.
In his garden I remember rows of portulacas, and I grow them every year. You know what? Their little seeds are like tiny silver beads of mercury and the most fascinating thing a child can hold in her little hand.
Why is it that the minute you pull up a weed it just makes room for 17 more weds to grow? But the raspberries are shading all the weeds out. Maybe growing raspberries everywhere it the answer. 🙂
Also, I’ve decided that if you can’t beat ’em, let ’em be. This seven foot tall iron structure is where the red runner beans are supposed to grow, but somehow a few have escaped to the bronze fennel and the sweet pea gate. Whatever…grow happy little beans.
I think that yellow and purple are the queen of colour combinations! The absolute ruling monarch. I’m so going to try for more yellow and purple round here.
C took this photo of me today and did something funky with it and stuck it on her Instagram. Yes, I can see that dandelion laughing at me from between the bricks. No I probably don’t have time to pull it up before I go.
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Lovely photos Veronica — I love portulaca and have two hanging pots that reseed every year. 🙂
Do you really Nancy? They’re such grateful plants, aren’t they, they just keep going no matter how mistreated they are. 🙂
Thank you Janet. 🙂
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There is always so much to do in a garden, but all of it seems to remind us of the special reasons we plant the plants we do, love the process and work ( sometimes) of tending our gardens, and then having to rush off , wondering if our gardens will survive without us and just how much work will it be to tame the wildness that will try to take over in our absence ? Just like life itself, an adventure.
Hi Kathy, I love how you put it. That’s IT exactly. Well, here we go…more life to live. 🙂
Beautiful!! ” In his garden I remember rows of portulacas, and I grow them every year. You know what? Their little seeds are like tiny silver beads of mercury”
I never knew this and now I will look : )
I’m glad you will look Kathryn. 🙂
I can’t wait to hit the garden center!