Man, I’m tired. How many times have I started writing with that statement? Too many, I’m sure. Oh well, I am writing anyway and just had hot chocolate in May, so life can’t be too bad, right?
Last year, I bought some perennials seeds and planted them in little pots. I wanted to see if I could actually grow them. They grew into tiny green plants and they hardly bloomed. I thought for sure they would be worthless this year, but I planted them in our flower garden anyway.
So, imagine my surprise when I came out one morning to find my plant had quadrupled in size and had bloomed into this:
And I love the green that comes with it in the left hand corner. It’s just so ferny and pretty. This is just one of the flowers on the plant. There are a few others and lots of buds ready to bloom. I just couldn’t believe that a seed packet I bought for $1.29 turned into this gorgeous plant.
It makes me happy every time I see it. It reminds me I can try new things. I had never grown anything from seed. I am from Las Vegas, where I couldn’t get anything to grow. It really was a leap of faith to plant this baby seed. Well, the faith worked. And you know what? I love it. I love gardening. I love planting and learning. Maybe I’ll continue to grow plants like this and sell them. (I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur.) If I could, I would take all the hostas out of our yard and fill in the dirt with plants I have grown from seed. That is a ton of maintenance but who knows, maybe I’ll go for it?
Yes, I would be weeding more.
Yes, I would have to learn more about sun/shade plants.
Yes, I would have to divide and replant.
But everything in that yard would be my choice.
It would be starting from seed.
Starting from scratch.
And I love the thought of that.