Sunday Photo Reflection #10: Of Deadhead & Re-bloom

I’d say I’m the “accidental gardner”.

I picked up gardening this summer when the lansdcaping company I hired was a no-show. We had laid out the plan but when spring ended and May rolled around and they were nowhere in sight I said to myself, “Self, you can do this”. I had no tools and I had no idea about flowers—I just knew what was aesthetically pleasing to me.

I researched nurseries. I researched flowers. The workers at the Home Depot and nurseries became my buddies—“What tools do I need for this and that?” “Which potting soil and fertilizer is best?” “Mulch?!” And pretty soon google was auto-directing my searches to all things “garden”.

But somehow “deadheading” didn’t come up till a kind blogger, Eliza Waters, in her comment on a post advised me to deadhead the tickseed to encourage rebloom. Back to google I went: “What is deadhead?” “How to deadhead …?”

I clipped with careful precision, following the google-advisors to a T. All the while praying I’m doing it right.

Over the weeks following I kept checking for signs of regrowth. And then one morning, after a night of summer showers, there they were—new buds!

The roses were about to re-bloom.

Suffice it to say, I was elated! With my trusty iPhone I began documenting what to me—the accidental gardener—is a feat.

Hope you enjoyed these happy garden vibes!!!

Thank you for journeying along.

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In creative solidarity, Dee

12 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Reflection #10: Of Deadhead & Re-bloom

  1. nerissa rhoden

    The flowers are as beautiful as the author

    On Sun, Aug 8, 2021, 09:42 Poems & More: createdbyDEEsign wrote:

    > Dee Min posted: ” I’d say I’m the “accidental gardner”. I picked up > gardening this summer when the lansdcaping company I hired was a no-show. > We had laid out the plan but when spring ended and May rolled around and he > was nowhere in sight I said to myself, “Self, you ” >

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