The catalogs were coming.. daily in the mail..
Seed companies were telling of each and every sale.
The pages were so full of tempting things to try..
My head was in a tizzy just a wondering what to buy.
Geraniums and asters and marigolds of white..
My heart was beating faster with every single sight.
I turned the pages quickly with tomatoes on my mind..
Heirlooms, Rutgers, and Big Boys really looked so fine.
Parsley, sage, oregano, were herbs for me to try..
I looked outside my window and said out loud.."Oh my.
My garden space is very small.....my list I'll have to trim..
My mind was twirling with thoughts of Joe...I'll have to speak to him.
Could you enlarge my garden with your hoe and shovel dear?
I need to plant my seedlings there'll be many more I fear
Than I have room for... sweetheart..if you could be so kind.
If I had a larger garden I could get it off my mind."
He smiled and gently took the book and said to me last night..
"You and I are getting older...you know that I am right.
Your little garden will have to do..it's just the perfect size..
Your flowers and tomatoes will flourish right before your eyes.
In a garden oh so tiny..we'll have plenty here my dear..
To keep you so contented and happy through the year."
So, I kept in mind the words he spoke.. as I selected just a few..
But just before I mailed it.. I added one or two ;)