Garden Intimacy

Posted by Leon Sun

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It seems that things in the garden grow much more profusely when I’m not watching. From when I first planted the succulents to deal with the apparent drought, they have grown a lot – nestling into their neighbors, expanding and even bearing seed.

 

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Now it’s raining! In the middle of August! It’s a light, misty rain, perfect for the Baby’s Tears and the succulents. It seems clear that they have become established enough to be on their own so I won’t have to water them. And now, this light rain. Perfect!

 

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The garden has evolved much since I built it. Through changes in weather, plant growth and landscaping, it has always been the intimacy that draws my attention. Plants openly let me in on their sensuality. It’s satisfying to know that I had a hand in bringing them about.

 

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