SEED CATALOG

BACK IN THE DAY;SEED CATALOGS WERE A BIG DEAL IN MY HOME.MY MOM AND GRANDPA ALWAYS ORDERED OUT OF THEM.MOSTLY THE BULBS,BUSHES AND TREES. BOTH YARDS WERE LIKE GARDENS OF EDENS.AROMATHERAPY WAS JUST FRESH AIR WAFTING THROUGH THE LAND.HYBRID ROSEBUSHES WERE ESPECIALLY AN EXCITING DELIVERY. MAMA WOULD SMILE LOVINGLY AS SHE’D CAREFULLY CUT OPEAN THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG THEY CAME IN,AFTER SHE HAD FILLED A 5 GALLON PLASTIC BUCKET WITH WATER TO SOAK THE ROOTS IN.THE ENDS WERE WAXED AND SHE WOULD TAKE A PAIRING KNIFE TO SHAVE IT OFF. THE BASION HOLES WERE DUG IN A LINE BESIDE OUR WHITE PAINTED PLANK YARD FENCE THAT WAS BUILT TO DIVIDE OUR PROPERTY LINE FROM MY GRANDPARENTS.HOW THAT LINE GREW LONGER EACH PASSING YEAR! A LINEAR ROSE GARDEN THAT DECORATED THAT PLAIN FENCE  IN A WAY THAT COULD ONLY BE DESCIBED AS GRANDEUR.THERE WERE MANY DELEVERIES OF MANY TYPES OF THINGS FROM THOSE MAIL ORDER MOTHER EARTH PRODUCTS FROM ONION SETS,TULIPS,IRIS,DAFFIDILS,ECT.FOUND IN THE BOTTOM DRAWER IN THE REFRIDGERATOR.WAITING TO BE PLANTED MOSTLY IN THE FALL AND THEY WOULD COME UP IN THE SPRING.LOTS OF THINGS IN THE COUNTRY WAS A YOU JUST WAIT TO SEE. TO THIS DAY ANTICAPATING SOMETHING, LIKE A GIFT,WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN INSTANT GRATAFICATION.but that,s just me…how bout u

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