It isn’t the prettiest of gardens in the world, but the blood, sweat and dirt we’ve put into it sure is taking a life of it’s own. For instance, my oldest paired with a softball to cause our beloved crackle-glass birdseed feeder to break, spilling forth birdseed all over the front flower bed. After a few days, this is what has resulted – a plush blanket of green velvet-esque sprouts that I can’t seem to find the will to dig up. I’m intrigued by what they may be. And even more intrigued by it’s delicious feel when I touch it.
And my elephant ears, once just a single bulb(ed) plant, they are now literally taking over end to end in this area of our flower bed, as you see sprouts every which way now.
I absolutely love this moss-type growth in the garden, it’s so soft and playful looking, I haven’t dug it up, and don’t think I will. Isn’t it pretty?
Lastly, my husband’s roses. Are they not the most gorgeous thing ever? They have taken on a life of their own. You wouldn’t believe how small the plant originally was when we bought it our first summer here. Some plants do not thrive in our front flower bed, but these roses sure do love it, and in the two years we’ve lived here, they have quadrupled (maybe more) in size. Corralling them with bamboo doesn’t seem to keep them in place, either. They have a mind of their own, and, as you can see, have many more buds about to bloom.
And amazingly enough, it’s still early in the season. I can’t wait to see what happens. (And? This is only just some of the plants in our front yard. We have lots more, plus our backyard as well.)
Today, on this wonderful Earth Day, I’m going to smile in the sunshine while watering these plants in my gardens, and remain grateful for their way of surprising me while I enjoy eating lunch on a blanket with my kindergartner at school.
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