Carnations

03 May







As a child I remember spending countless hours in my grandfathers garden. 
His thumb.. the most glorious color green you could imagine! :) He had fruit trees, vegetable plants, flowers.. and carnations! The carnations grew in rows, all lined up and held by strings running length wise. I never thought to ask my grandfather about his passion for carnations.. but it was SO evident by the care he took and how plentiful the crop, that they were pretty special to him. I share in many of the passions my grandfather had. It was only time that carnations would make there way into my garden. I have had dianthus, a smaller anual version in my garden, but never did I have the results my grandfather had. Last year I purchased a few plants of "carnations". I planted them and didn't get the results I was hoping for.. last year. But this year, I was so delighted when Spring proved to be a blossoming time for my plants, which  seemed to spread wider and amass in size compared to the previous year. Last week I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at all the buds.. and today I must have cut at least 20 tall stalks of carnations with plenty of buds still in tact for the remainder of the season. I am a happy girl.. blessing and thanking my God for the beauty in my garden. "The time of singing has come".. I hope one day in heaven I can tell my grandfather how much I appreciated and learned from his passion"! 



"Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come..."



Song of Solomon 2:10-12a
















Have a Favored Day!
Laurie

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