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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I miss having a garden and shall be doing one next year (promise to myself).Β  Till then, I finally decided to participate in yesterday’s dVerse quadrille challenge “How does your garden grow”, hosted by Victoria C. Slotto.

How does your garden grow?

It is neat and orderly

every thing placed just so

Or is it more free in style

a sort of go with the flow?


Willy nilly or neat rows,

does it really matter?

As long as your garden grows



143 thoughts on “How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. Officially it’s considered an ‘informal garden’ but it continues to ‘evolve’ since I’m all about letting ‘good’ volunteers establish themselves and encourage vigorous reseeders when they land in perfect spots. I’m about to enjoy a few volunteer cherry tomatoes in a tiny salad and am so grateful I didn’t pluck that puppy out! πŸ… Happy planning for your new garden. It’s such a worthwhile and satisfying endeavor despite the work setting it up.

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  2. I can’t say since I have no literal garden. My metaphorical garden, however, seems to be managing. I would say both, some rows are on the straight and narrow while others have minds of their own. πŸ™‚ Like me….of two minds.
    Loved the poem, of course. Glad you wrote it.

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  3. Queen Anne’s Lace should stay, Dale! My duet partner and I are currently working on You’re Going To Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Dylan cover) and one of my verses is “Purple clover, Queen Anne’s Lace, crimson hair across your face, you could make me cry if you don’t know.” I love the song and now I will think of your garden when we sing it.

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  4. Well said, Dale… as long as your garden grows!
    Thing is, pre-cov I was on the wild side with my ‘garden’ [if you can call a balcony full of plants that]. I used to say, let them grow as they like. During quarantine though, I began noticing that weeds would eat up some of my plants, then pigeons came and re-arranged my pots… long story short, I now like an orderly wildness! Still wild but cleaned up so they can breathe better! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Naw. It don’t matter what ones garden looks like. Weed infested like mine other years was a disappointment, I mean really, a nice garden or fresh fish, lobster and tides. Easy choice. Screw the garden.

    This year am home and not out east so my potatoes are just about done, three out fifteen hills left. Tomatoes, I couldn’t get the varieties I wanted so I just planted mid-size red tomatoes. I guess am going to have the best crop ever. Tomatoes sandwiches I have had. Bacon and tomatoes sandwiches the other night with good quality bacon. Delicious’o to the max. But I’d wave good bye to them if I get to my home out east. Fluffy duck garden any ways.

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    • Nah. It don’t matter none. I think I’d take the fresh fish, lobster and tides over the garden any day.

      This year am home and have nothing to show for it. I didn’t plant a damn thing. Next year will be another story. Nice that you have the option to go home out east…


      • Shore is nice, you are correct. I be a day dream believer whom much to his chagrin is garden bound and not rockbound. Yes you have next year. And you are a foodie chef extraordinaire; fresh food your raw material. I have been watching Chefs Table series on Netflix. The underlining truth in good food is fresh, nature and the love and joy it brings you.Cook on Mamma Dale.

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        • I ADORE Chef’s Table! Watch one episode per night (give or take) as I love to savour them.
          I dunno about the foodie chef extraordinaire but I do love to cook. πŸ‘©β€πŸ³


          • I was going to say, cook extraordinaire, but thought maybe you might be offended, then went with chef. I know a few in that series whom acknowledge they are not chefs.

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          • Nah. I don’t get offended – especially for stuff like that. I’d never call myself a chef. I have zero training (so none of that ego, either πŸ˜πŸ˜‰)
            Yes. Quite a few will not use the term.


  6. I like your new tag line! There is nothing orderly about my garden with only 100 sq ft, I plant to maximize. The squash plants are about to take over everything. No prob. I just make sure I go in dressed for battle. Grab my salad greens and beets, sword in hand, back away veeeerry carefully.

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  7. Q

    Trying to plant anything, and failing miserably, led to me fostering dogs and kittens instead! LOL. It all turned out well in the end. And not for nothing, but I didn’t kill Ari’s bamboo plant while she was away, so maybe I’m not a complete lost cause. πŸ˜‰


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