I love to grow flowers. I have not infrequently gone to the Willow Tree Nursery in the spring to purchase plants that are already in bloom. They are mighty nice. However, I prefer growing flowers from seeds. There’s something magic about sprinkling those tiny little seeds and covering them with a layer of soil and then waiting, anticipating the first sight of their breaking ground. Some flowers take weeks; others take only a few days. Several weeks ago, I bought four packets of seeds: two packets of zinnia seeds and two packets of cosmos seeds. The seedlings came up fairly quickly and began putting forth leaves and stems. As of a few days ago, I spotted the first buds on the zinnias. The cosmos buds are close behind. Now, I am eager to spot the first blooms. I’m sure the zinnias will be first, but I anticipate a beautiful corner full of lush zinnia and cosmos blooms before long. Growing flowers gives me a reason to be outside, as I check each flower many times each day. Heaven help the grasshopper that I find munching on the leaves of my flowers.

51998-pk-p1 cosmos


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Seedlings

  1. Tom says:

    Nature is awesome!

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