Memory Seeds and Morning Glories

I was so moved when I read an article in Martha Stewart Living this month about her planting seeds that had been in a desk drawer for some fifty years that belonged to her father.  When she planted the lavender seeds and they flourished she created her own memory garden by seeing that same lavender that scented her childhood yard in her own present yard.  Her remembering her father so proud of that lavender in their sweet home, the scents and colors taking her to home.  How plants can become a part of our very being.

morning glories

I was overjoyed while digging through a box that we had been toting with us from place to place this last year.  A box of seeds.  Some no longer good, some gnawed by mice, some spilt, many, many ready to be planted.  I held up a small sandwich bag with little black diamond shaped seeds and knew instantly what they were.  The first seeds that I saved back before I had a green thumb were morning glories.  They grow easily and then offer up the gardener a well packaged bundle of crepe paper surrounding seeds to take on one’s journey. I planted them in my community garden plot.  I cannot wait to see their smiling faces again.

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  1. Just curious, you are not worried about the invasiveness of morning glories in your community garden?

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Bind weed, or wild glories are not one anyone cultivates, it is already annoyingly there, but morning glories are not invasive here in Colorado.

      Sent from my ASUS ZenFone 2E, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

      1. It is awful here. Our old neighbors planted it along the fence line and it less than a season it works it’s way under the slat board siding! Can’t get rid of it. Any little price left behind will root and take hold.

  2. I just did a post on morning glories today too! Haha

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Tis the season, I guess! 🙂

  3. I never think to plant something pretty in my vegetable garden and I have lots of room, I used to plant all sorts but the chickens rule here and nothing survives their fervour! I could plant something in the vegetable plot I will do it today!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      It is hard for me to plant things other than vegetables too, but I am going to do better!

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