My Spring Garden

Butterfly pea flower.

I like to photograph my little garden in each of the four seasons.

Every year is different, every season is different and every year I plant different things. I used to keep a record of which plants did well in which spots, but now I just plant what I want and see how it goes. Sometime certain herbs and vegetables flourish, other times they don’t and are taken over by more hearty plants; kind of like life itself. For example, the orange marigolds that did so well in the Fall have all died, but are now replaced by deep orange nasturtiums and brilliant purple butterfly pea flowers.

These photos were taken March 20th, 2023, the First day of Spring.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness but still will keep a bower quiet for us and a sleep.

John Keats

Up Next: Grilled Lamb Chops

Published by gleeguilford

Born and raised in Miami, the daughter of a pilot and stay-at-home Mom, I love food in all forms. My great grandfather opened the first Italian restaurant in Miami in the 20's, The Boathouse on the Miami river. I love exploring my heritage and linking food and recipes to personal stories. I've been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and wrote restaurant reviews and news as the Miami Dining Examiner for three years. I love exploring Miami's latest hot spots, hole in the walls and institutions. I'm always looking for innovative ways to use the plethora of tropical fruits and vegetables South Florida offers, especially from my own garden.

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