How My Garden Grows


It’s the end of July and my garden is beautiful. It’s lush and sticky. It’s reaching high.

Morning Glories

I have plants ranging wide, sprawling and searching for new nooks, new ladders to climb.


So many residents here are sunny and happy, compulsively blooming their hearts out,


bursting, bellowing, calling out their names,


flashing their colors and ruffles to the world.



Of course, there are quiet, shady moments in the day, moments of rest—

"Rio Samba"

but when the sun is shining and the heat is on, it’s a riot,


a carnival with shining samba dancers wearing ruffles.

Arch with Morning Glories

Their energy pulses out each morning and throughout the day.

Corn Tassles!

There’s more than just vain flowers growing here. There is purpose. The corn has tassels, the pumpkins and squashes are tempting insects to visit.


The basil is zingy delicious and we’ve been picking beans for weeks. The sungold tomatoes are like candy right off the vine.

Morning Harvest

The song these plants are singing is  increase, grow, bloom, swell, mingle, and make.

For now.

And it’s all feeding us in so many ways.

4 Responses to “How My Garden Grows”

  • Jaspenelle
    August 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    That picture with the morning glories growing over the wooden arch, so very beautiful! They all are but I had to scroll back up to look at that. Your garden is beautiful.


    • Sara
      August 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments, Jaspenelle. The garden has really taken off this year! I have to admit, I adore the morning glories. I know some view them as trouble, but they are so delightful to me.


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