Continuing Life One Courageous, Common Day at a Time

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  1. Blooming success! Lol! Love it! Seriously, I wish I could get half the things to grow that you mentioned. Chamomile and lavender? How awesome would that be? Love chamomile tea! And mixing it with other teas…fabulous!

    1. Melissa, something happened midway through the season and killed off the chamomile! But I did manage to get a very small amount of both. Maybe you could experiment with small pots indoors?

      1. Ha! Maybe, but I seriously have a black thumb when it comes to growing things. I’ve currently tried growing three different plants in the house. Two died for sure. Don’t know if the third will take. We don’t have good lighting or water in our house, and terrible soil outside. So its hit and miss for what plants can survive in this environment.

        In other news, I’m still seriously considering a rock garden…

          1. You know, I have considered that too. My daughter loves to paint and draw. The boys…not as much, though my youngest will if others are involved. He’s a social artist. Lol!

    1. Emily, glad to know I’m not alone! 🙂 I’ve considered asking my neighbor with the beautiful yard to come over and offer advice, but until that day, I’ll just keep chugging away.

  2. Pearl, I am not a gardener, although I think I know a weed when I see one. I keep my small garden very simple. Now my oldest daughter helps plant the silly yellow and gold marigolds. She hates those flowers, but we’ve discovered so do the bunnies, so we planted them because they last all season!

    I think having a garden is courageous. It takes some effort and a whole lot of prayer! Well, mind takes a whole lot of prayer. So I guess it makes me lookup sometimes too! 🙂

    1. Michelle, glad to know I’m not alone. 🙂 I love marigolds! Brings back happy childhood memories drying the pods in my grandparents’ garage. May you and your daughter have happy memory-making times doing this! I love what you said that having a garden is an act of courage. That’s got analogy all over it, too. So glad you shared your thoughts!

  3. This is lovely, Pearl. You always find the spiritual in the everyday. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

    I’m a lousy gardener, too. In fact, give me a plant and it’s guaranteed to die. Hmm. Perhaps my attention is elsewhere.

    1. Diane, thank you for such kind words. I feel your pain with plants. Once, I received a mini bonsai plant for a birthday gift — loved it to death. I consider the two indoor plants that have survived me to be mini miracles! Outdoor plants stand more of a chance – they have more than me keeping them going!

  4. You got chamomile to grow! I am impressed.

    Your garden sounds like mine. Nobody’s pounding down my door to take a picture, and I can’t let myself get close enough to study other people’s gardens for the same reason I’d avoid dressing room mirrors while model types are in there. Too demoralizing. I’m thankful for what I have and that’s enough! 🙂

    Sure would be fun to have real, in-the-flesh seed/plant swaps as well as story swaps! There’s got to be something about digging in the dirt that makes your fingers itch to write. 🙂 Doppelganger!

    1. Rebekah, I wish we could share a cup of chamomile tea together! And I’d gladly share a start with you! What do you grow in your garden? Chuckling and nodding reading your comment. 🙂 Agreed!

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