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I’m finally finished the gardens.  For three days, I have buying and returning flowers,  digging, cutting, planting, shaping, creating, weeding and watering. It’s a little bit of a “lunch bag let down” experience because the front of the house really doesn’t look all that impressive…

…but that’s OK.  I’m a novice gardener but an expert in waiting. If there is one thing that my life has taught me is that good things take time. I’ve done the work and now I need to wait until the roots stabilize the plants – then the growth and the color will come. You can’t see much of the beautiful, low growing, ground covering Portulaca in the front beds but it’s a strong plant that can handle a lot of heat. The front of our house gets sun-drenched in the morning so with time, I’m confident that these flowers will burst with color and fill the garden.

It’s the strong roots that I want – in my garden and in my life.

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo

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