Seeds of Disappointment

Mostly Bright Ideas

FlowerPotsSummer is right around the corner, although people have been saying that for weeks, and I’m beginning to wonder just how far away this corner is. But in the blind belief that warm weather – and an actual growing season – will be here soon, I’ve begun my annual routine of purchasing packets of seeds and planting them in tiny flower pots inside the house. The theory, I’m told every year, is that you get the seeds sprouting, and by the time they’re big and strong and ready for transplanting, the ground outside will have heated and softened enough to provide a new home, where the seedlings can flourish.Dreams

I don’t really buy it. I’ve been through this too many times, always getting my hopes up and imagining a crop that matches the lushness of the pictures on the seed packets, only to be disappointed again by flowers and vegetables…

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