Planting

IMG_3275Fresh Strawberries in a white colander

The scent of spring soil,
wet and loamy,
is the scent of beginnings,
of hope and faith.
The seed lands without
a sound. No fanfare.

Time rewards the seeds
with blooms,
that expand into
strawberries or
elongate into
cucumbers.
Zucchini. Peppers.
Melons. Cabbage.

The bitter scent
of fuzzy tomato vines,
sagging under the weight of
those glorious red globes,
is the scent of daily,
earthly
miracles.

Copyright 2020 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: This was inspired by the famous Audrey Hepburn quote, “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I’ve started seeds in my basement. Every day, I water them and replace a big humidity-holding tent my husband crafted from technic legos and plastic wrap. LED lights, a warming mat and peat pots now hold tiny sprouts of honeydew melons, tomatoes, chard and cucumbers. The seeds were either collected from Wegmans fresh produce or had been sitting on a shelf for years. Time will tell if they can grow in my garden. I won’t be planting outdoors for another few weeks. Are you planning a garden this year?

17 thoughts on “Planting

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  2. yes, it’s all about hope and belief in the future. my new home has just one tiny garden, which i filled with bulbs last fall, now blooming, and i’m planting a little flowering tree, a huge swath of midwestern wildflowers, and a few special plants that i find beautiful. i look forward to seeing what will happen.

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