May 10, 2010

Our Garden


Caught up in a whisper of wind. The buds bobble and bloom. Dead, we behead, and the petals freckle below.


Purples and blues. They tower and confuse. What is your name? I've forgotten.


And mint. You are plucked. Oils released between our fingers. We breath you in with eyes closed. The world goes silent.


Petunia. So regal and fruitful. However did you tear? Perhaps it was the wind...again.


The baby greens. Not quite there. Drink. Drink. By weeks end, I think.

The air grows chilly as the sun falls, but there is still so much more to see...


  1. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. Lovely, just lovely! Those baby lettuces look adorable and those colors in your flowers were beautiful. Rose buds are just so pretty! Thank you! Ciao, bella.

  2. What a delightful read to start my morning. Thanks.

  3. Tracy, what baby greens do you grow in containers? I have pots in which nothing seems to grow. Maybe I should give greens a try.

  4. Frog Hollow Farm Girl - Thank you :)

    Michele - You are welcome :)

    Wendi - We bought a pack of seeds from Poor Boy in Dundalk. They sprouted quickly and have been going hog wild ever since. We also prepped the soil by sprinkling in a healthy dose of organic feed at the start and water nightly. They have responded well under these conditions.

  5. Ahh, I so enjoyed reading this. Thank you!

  6. sarah - I had a lot of fun writing it :)

  7. Your garden is an inspiration. I love those baby greens. Drink little guys so that you can be lovingly eaten!

  8. redmenace - :) We are having much rain today. I believe we'll be eating those baby greens come Friday. Glad to see you back!

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us. Our gardens bring such joy. That super-close-up rosebud knocks me out!
    I hope that you get to eat your baby lettuces and red russian kale soon.

  10. Lovely, lovely garden! :-) Sigh, it makes me happy to see those baby greens growing, looking so fresh and delectable. :-)

  11. Really pretty garden.... I can't wait for you to enjoy the baby greens in some amazing salad...
    and the mint!!! I'm growing some myself....what can I say...I loooove mojitos!!!

  12. Nancy – I think I need to nudge the greens along a little. They’re taking their sweet time.

    Denise – I just have to wonder how much better they would have done in soil generated by hungry worms.

    Tart – They are such a tease. I can’t wait to eat them.

    M. – I love mint as well. I love how crazy it grows. And the smell, out of this world!

  13. Your flowers and greens are beautiful. I keep reading/looking at your posts and really should comment more - I enjoy your style and cooking!

  14. laura - Thank you...I really appreciate your comment. :)

  15. Beautiful pics of your garden! Mine's just starting to bloom- can't wait for all my home-grown veggies!

  16. Melange a Trois - We have seven tomato plants. Anxiously we wait. Hopefully when it rains, it will pour! :)

  17. I'm so envious of your garden Tracy. I would love to have one but unfortunately I have just a balcony. To have fresh mint right outside your kitchen... beautiful!


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