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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lesson from the Garden

What kind of garden crop have you planted?  How long did it take for the flowers or food crop to appear.  (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 1686).

One of my most prized garden plants is one that was apparently dead for months. I continued to water it with only a hope that the plant would come back. Almost at the point of my giving up, the plant sprouted two sprigs of beautiful leaves. This happened in the summer and grasshoppers with dispatch made a meal of them.  I continued to water.  Eventually the grasshoppers disappeared and the plant again spouted.  It is now on track to grow a vine covered in purple flowers. Lesson learned--don't give up but proceed onward as if something were true and it can end up being true.

The most recent addition to my planter on the porch was inspired by a neighbor who several months ago brought me sprays of mint from his garden for my tea. They were so refreshing I determined that I would eventually get some plants myself. Just this past week I purchased some little plants from Lowe's-- chocolate mint and spearmint. Using the hand pump, I water them daily from a sprinkling can. They are doing extremely well, and I look forward to the day I can have some more mint tea or lemonade. (I also inexplicably enjoy the funky sulfur smell from the well that permeates my front yard after having watered all the plants.)

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