Day 91 of 365
In the division of labor on our homestead, we try to work to our strengths. Ron grows the garden, and I care for the chickens and ducks. I do not have a good track record growing things. I think that’s why I love green beans. I can grow green beans. They are tough. I do manage the berries–pruning, fertilizing, weeding, etc., but I think I can care for them because I love berries to the moon and back. Everything else has pretty much been a failure for me.
I used to struggle even with houseplants, but I finally got those figured out–for the most part–but I have never been able to grow flowers very well. Still, this year, I was determined because we were spending a fortune on flowers every summer. It just had to be that I could figure this out, at least I thought this.
We both picked some seeds, and I picked a flower I have been in love with for the longest time–Teddy Bear Sunflowers. I read they are “low maintenance and easy to grow,” and I thought, I could maybe do this.
I have to admit that Ron had to rescue the flowers a few times when I forgot to water them, but, mostly, I grew these beautiful flowers and am so proud. I planted and watered and fertilized. I saw bees on the flowers this morning and was extra proud. These flowers are so beautiful to me that I want to invite people over to see them, like they’ve never seen a Teddy Bear Sunflower before.
Interestingly, I just saw a meme the other day in a gardening forum that said something along the lines of “true happiness is growing a flower and then having a bee land on it.” Turns out, that’s true.