[gardeners] Mothers and gardens

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 10 May 1998 08:35:58 +0000

I just took a walk around my garden. Rain-soaked, wind-blown (Atlanta had 
yet another tornado watch and bad storms last night). The gazillion plants 
I have spent the last several days squeezing into every remaining square 
inch of bare soil look good. The 70-80 wierd varieties of foxgloves I 
planted from seed last summer are now in the ground and beginning to send 
up their first flower stalks. The Penelope (musk rose) rose I planted last 
year with great pains and tons of alfalfa meal expecting magnificent 
growth....but only got 5-6 roses and zilch growth...is suddenly 8 feet in 
diameter and covered with hundreds of fragrant blooms. And on and on and 

Thank you Mother. That hanging basket of spider plant and pepperomia. 
got me hooked. So did the Christian Dior rose in a pot. Even the tomato 
horn worms on the balcony. But then, Mothers seem to have this radar for 
knowing how to get their children at least pointed in the right direction.

Happy Mothers Day to my mother and everybody elses, too.