But It Works

I am not a gardner.

But every year I go to the locally owned nursery.

And I purchase a variety of flowers that I don’t know the names of.

I buy them for the colors and their sizes.

I want tall with short.

I want purple with orange.

I want pink with red.

I want nothing the same

Yet they all do the same thing.

They live in a place they are put in,

And they exist every single year.

I like to look at them.

I love their differences.

I have no clue

What is different about them.

I mean,

I can see the difference.

But they all take whatever it is they get,

Air, food, water,

Me very secretly singing to them,

And they grow.


And I haven’t a clue what I’m doing when I put them together.

But it works.


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59 thoughts on “But It Works

  1. i really love the pic. HOw do u do it?


  2. This is very beautiful.


  3. lbeth1950 says:

    Me, too. I just love them!


  4. ivor20 says:

    Under good conditions, if you place in your garden, all the Children, of different colours, different heights, different shapes, different voices, different religions, different genders, and you lovingly nurture them, the whole beautiful garden grows together, mixing and mingling to form a backyard overflowing with happiness of joyous views and hues , …….


  5. ksbeth says:

    i can so identify with this, colleen. all of my gardening has been done on a trial and error basis.


  6. Not only do we benefit from the beauty but so do the worms, the bugs, the butterflies, the birds, the very air that we breathe, the whole of existence.


  7. markbialczak says:

    Your green thumb in the middle of all that flowery diversity is a wonderful thing, MBC.


  8. πŸŒΉπŸ’πŸŒΊβ€οΈ


  9. jmgoyder says:

    Another thing we have in common ha!


  10. Yes! I do the same thing except I’m very mindful of sun and water needs. South facing deck. I love the colour and fragrance and watching the butterflies and bees exploring each flower. Enjoy!


  11. That is the best way to do it! It is something personal and brings joy!


  12. Ah that’s a wonderful thing – it is not necessary to know their names to enjoy the beauty they share.


  13. anie says:

    this is called intuition?…and it is a good thing to put things/ plants together….itΒ΄s a natural way and I did it the same all my life.


    • About 5 years ago I went to a nursery to pick out flowers. Anie, I’m not kidding, I had NO idea what to do. I was nearly in tears. From that moment on I thought I would just pick what I like and if they grow they grow. And every single time, they have. πŸ™‚

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      • anie says:

        this is a simple way, like children would ever do it and it is not a bad way, because also if you know everything of the plants they can die you never have a guaranty.


        • You are right, there are no guarantees! πŸ™‚ And I’ve enjoyed my mixed up little plants πŸ™‚

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          • anie says:

            So you were lucky, I think I did always decide a little bit more after a choice. When I visited the first time the animal shelter, I did not think I want to take them all, I knew exactly which one will stay with us for the rest of his life.


            • THat first time I went to get flowers Anie I was really upset because I knew so little. But after planting each year I realized I don’t need to ‘know’ at least with the plants. I just have to be drawn to them. πŸ™‚

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              • anie says:

                I am happy for you, this must be a nice “hobby” for you …. I try to imagine … and yes I think it is a lot of fun and brings satisfaction, if the plants thrive. Good luck for the future!

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  14. goldenbrodie says:

    I know many of their lovely names and then there are always those who sneak in…volunteering…they are always a welcomed joy. Mother Nature takes her hands…picks their spots…they are the special ones…
    love your garden


  15. Ocean Bream says:

    Sounds beautiful – flowers and colour in any garden make a heart happy. I have been planting things and, like you, I have no clue how it all works, but I enjoy it and seeing the colourful buds popping up makes me feel like a proud mother hen! It does work – nature always works ❀


  16. Debra says:

    I’m not sure if this is comfortable for you to hear, Colleen, but I think you ARE a gardener! LOL! Yep! A singing gardener! πŸ™‚


  17. reocochran says:

    Aww, such a wonderful post which makes me want to dance like Snoopy does when happy!! You are such a joyous person who is one who wishes to grab the colors of life and surround others like we readers, with rainbows.
    Thank you, so much!
    ps. The word gardener in first line is missing an “e” xo 🌈


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