Friday, July 17, 2009

Cornflower Power

My dad told me that his mom use to grow these
in her garden when he was a boy.
I have always loved these blue puffs of calm
and have been growing them for years not knowing
that my grandmother always loved them.
I believe that we are drawn to
plants that our ancestors grew.
I think that the nastalgia is built right into us.
I wonder what my boys will grow?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yellow Fluff

My son Samuel got me hooked on Yellow Marigolds!
I put a few of these in the garden to help keep the bugs
away and to add some much needed color. Boy do these work!