The Plants!

Nature Center, Albuquerque 9/2017

In Kansas City they have these flowering plants called naked ladies. They are so odd looking to me. I’m used to spiny things that warn you to keep away. If we humans completely mess up the earth (which seems inevitable), the plants are going to take over. They’ll fill all the crevices, infiltrate the buildings, cover the streets. I hope they like it hot.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. Sometime halfway through into the lockdown , he was bitten with the gardening bug .
    He wanted to plant coriander seeds .
    Lot of coriander seeds went to waste this way . Some the birds ate , mistaking them for birdseed . Some by an overenthusiastic follower , who planted individual seeds in the egg bowls of a biodegradable egg carton . “Brilliant idea !!” Exclaimed everyone , on her face and on whatsapp .
    Unwatered , the egg carton was to be their grave yard .
    Now , we have followed every rule in the book .
    Soaked the seeds overnight .
    Prepped the soil ( not too sandy , neither too clayey , just right amount of compost ) .
    Less shade initial few days of their life . ( an old orange scarf to deflect harsh noon sun )
    Protection from birds . (Shoo them off their favourite perches )
    Now every morning , we hear a glad shout ” Plants ” !!
    They are just about 2 inches tall and they are visited , counted ,watered , and proudly shown off.
    Who says plants do not rule our lives ?

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