Like her, I've been a bit slow with my gardening this year. Too many distractions, too much living, too much writing . . . Nevertheless, you could say it's a huge sense of fulfillment for anyone bitten by the garden bug.
A Bouquet of Radishes
Don’t get me wrong, I do love flowers, but I rarely put them into bouquets as I can enjoy them longer when they’re still growing. The ones I do pick are mostly those I’m going to eat. Again, auto correct has not intervened - violets, red bud flowers, Rose of Sharon flowers, squash blossoms, okra blossoms, day lilies, etc. are all edible. My husband is a city boy and just leaves me alone, hoping I don’t sneak too much “weird” stuff into his food…
I’ve mentioned before how wonderful my neighbors are.
Most of us dabble in planting stuff, both flowers and vegetables. Anyone who’s dabbled in gardening will find that sometimes you might have a not so successful attempt, and, at other times, your efforts may just be too successful. For instance, even if you think you are planting a little extra - just in case - don’t ever do that with squash or zucchini or okra plants. They almost never fail! Unless you just go in and stomp on them for a few hours or shield them from any rain or water whatsoever or aim a blowtorch at them. Maybe they won’t grow then, but I doubt it.
It's the thought
Right now, I’m looking at having what we call a “late garden.” A very tardy garden.
My neighbors have a lovely double row of radishes and Mrs. Early Garden neighbor came over a few nights ago with a beautiful bouquet of radishes. They were so pretty I had to take their picture:
I will insert a small word of warning, however. That last statement holds true in all but one circumstance. If you find that a gardener has decided to gift you zucchini from their garden, and you’ve received your 739th zucchini, you might be right to suspect that they have an ulterior motive.
Whether they’re feeling desperate, trying to figure out how to dispose of their bumper crop or they just plain don’t like you, it signals the beginning of an alarming situation.
Good from top to bottom
Although I may have caused my daughter who’s to be married next spring to possibly change her mind about letting me do her flower arrangements for her wedding, I hope that you’ve enjoyed this little piece about my bouquet of radishes...