What I Would Like To Grow In My Garden

What I Would Like To Grow In My Garden


Garden Poem of the Day

What I Would Like to Grow in My Garden
By Katherine Riegel

Peonies, heavy and pink as ’80s bridesmaid dresses
and scented just the same. Sweet pea,
because I like clashing smells and the car
I drove in college was named that: a pea-green
Datsun with a tendency to backfire.

Sugar snap peas, which I might as well
call memory bites for how they taste like
being fourteen and still mourning the horse farm
I had been uprooted from at ten.
Also: sage, mint, and thyme—the clocks
of summer—and watermelon and blue lobelia.

Lavender for the bees and because I hate
all fake lavender smells. Tomatoes to cut
and place on toasted bread for BLTs, with or without
the b and the l. I’d like, too, to plant
the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace,
and for it to bloom even when it’s hot,

and also lilies, so I have something left
to look at when the rabbits come.
They always come. They are
always hungry. And I think I am done
protecting one sweet thing from another.

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Look at these beautiful and healthy roots 💚💚💚 credit: @wildoakfarms . . . 🔶 Garden Poem of the Day 🔶 . “What I Would Like to Grow in My Garden” By Katherine Riegel Peonies, heavy and pink as ’80s bridesmaid dresses and scented just the same. Sweet pea, because I like clashing smells and the car I drove in college was named that: a pea-green Datsun with a tendency to backfire. Sugar snap peas, which I might as well call memory bites for how they taste like being fourteen and still mourning the horse farm I had been uprooted from at ten. Also: sage, mint, and thyme—the clocks of summer—and watermelon and blue lobelia. Lavender for the bees and because I hate all fake lavender smells. Tomatoes to cut and place on toasted bread for BLTs, with or without the b and the l. I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace, and for it to bloom even when it’s hot, and also lilies, so I have something left to look at when the rabbits come. They always come. They are always hungry. And I think I am done protecting one sweet thing from another. . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #seedlings #lettuceseedlings #lettuce #roots #healthyroots #poems #gardenpoems #poemoftheday #springgarden #spring

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Gardener's Quote of the Day

"The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part plowman. He modifies the climate around his home."

— Julie Moir Messervy

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Repost from @hawriverhomestead: Is there anything cuter than a chicken running? 🐓🐓 . . . 🔶 Garden Quote of the Day 🔶 . "The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part plowman. He modifies the climate around his home." - Julie Moir Messervy . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #healthy #organic #vegan #chickenrun #chooks #chickens #fluffychicken #quotes #gardenquotes #quoteoftheday

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Gardening Question of the Day

How often do you buy plants? 

 

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