Sunday, April 19, 2009

Optimism and Promise

There are more of them. Yes. Buds. On plants I grew from seed. More than just the one cosmo. Now there are three bachelor button plants with little buds.

However, it is not time to put them outdoors yet. Tomorrow is the 50/50 date for us, meaning there's a 50/50 chance it won't frost again. Of course, I would not put my baby plants in peril like that. And it's a good thing because we've had a lot of rain tonight. I don't think they would have enjoyed that, either.

Of course, they're in no danger at all in the climate controlled comfort of my sun porch, under grow lights, where the softened water is delivered to their roots, without getting the leaves wet.

There's something quite wonderful about seeing all this new life springing up from seeds planted just a few weeks ago. I believe I first planted on March 1, so some of these things have been in about seven weeks and some less than that.  There's such promise in new plants and such optimism in planting seeds.

I need more optimism and promise in my life. Maybe that's why I can't seem to stop planting.
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