Writer’s Workshop: My So-Called Garden

Writer’s Workshop Prompt: You were supposed to start a garden this summer…share the fruits of your labor.

I had big plans for the garden this summer. I really did.

I had dreams of lush shrub borders underplanted with flowering perennials that kept my flower vases full all summer.

I had visions of freshly made pesto and caprese salad direct from my organic garden.

I had in my daily planner a dip into a cool summer grass of morning while I tended my yard and pots, but that would require there to actually be dew on the grass, for the morning to actually be cool, and for me to get up early enough to see said dew. And apparently I also forgot to stake the tomatoes in recent weeks.

Reality sometimes bites.

I’m linked up with Mama Kat’s Losin’ It this week. Stop by and visit some other delicious garden stories — I’m sure SOMEONE got veggies this year.

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8 responses

  1. Beautifully written. 🙂 Due to the watermarks on the pics, I assume that you actually do have a garden. And if that garden is yours, then it is lovely as well.

    1. Yep, they are my photos and they were taken in my garden. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. At least you tried, right? I always have at least one plant that doesn’t behave in my garden plans!

    1. After five years of neglect, it’s going to take my garden more than one hot dry summer to recover from drastic pruning. As we say around here about the Cubs, there’s always next year…

  3. This summer has been hard on a lot of gardens. The vegetable garden across the street is dry. He couldn’t water enough to make it worthwhile. Not much fresh stuff this year. The farmer’s market is so much smaller this year.

  4. I’m wondering where the stuff is coming from in our markets. There seems to be a lot of produce, but it’s not coming from my garden!

  5. My garden got really beat up by all the rain here in Florida. My tomatoes were drowning, though some of my flowers liked it. Feast or famine.

    1. I spent a fortune watering my grass, but it wasn’t really enough for my pots. They suffered in our midwest drought.

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