Here are photos of a few of the 18 varieties I planted yesterday.
|Photo: German Red Garlic|
|Photo: Montana Carlos Garlic|
|Photo: Ontario Purple Trillium Garlic|
|Photo: Purple Glazer Garlic|
|Photo: Nootka Rose Garlic|
|Photo: Auditioning garlic varieties ready for taste comparisons!|
|Photo: Front yard milkweed just emerging.|
|Photo: Front yard milkweed, a full pod of seeds ready to fly through the neighborhood!|
I included the last two photos of milkweed seeds getting ready to fly from the little prairie garden at our current home because they are so beautiful and they also reminded me of my own hair. I have sometimes wondered if I have spent more money on stuff to straighten my hair or at least control it than anyone else in the universe, so these images gave me a good laugh and even a renewed sense of peace with my hair. I have used less of all that stuff since my hair grew back after my 1995 chemo (it is great to have hair!), but I think that from this point forward, every time I reach for whatever taming product I have on hand, I will picture these beautiful milkweed seeds, count my blessings, and consider letting nature make its own version of beauty.
"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"
Diana Dyer, MS, RD