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Life Lessons From the Garden

In their silence, plants speak volumes if you take time to
 stop, look and listen.

ABUNDANCE can come from a SINGLE SEED.
Figuratively or literally, PLANT ONE!
(This arrangement was created from one plant/one seed.)
Cosmos
Cosmos bipinnatus 
Give it all you GOT!
Glacier Heirloom Tomato
Lycopersicum esculentum
You REAP what you SOW.
(Check out #1 on my “You Know Gardening Season Has Kicked Into High Gear When…” post. These beauties are what those slippery little seeds had to offer. Glad I stopped to pick up each and every one of them.) 
Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus
HANG in THERE!
Even when it’s not the popular thing to do.
Walnut
Specific type unknown
Don’t take NO for an answer!
Thinking this little guy was dead, he got a one-way ticket to my compost pile.
I said NO, he said YES!!!
Elephant Ear
Alocasia macrorrhizos
It’s NEVER too late!
“I was  a LATE BLOOMER. But, anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.”
–Sharon Olds
(photographed 10-16-11)
Rose
Moondance-Rosa ‘Jactanic’
Start small, THINK BIG!
Tiny acorn to mighty oak, a miracle.
Red Oak
Quercus rubra



*All photographs (with the exception of the walnut tree) were taken in our home and garden within the last two weeks.