Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What about Sunflowers?

Spring gardening is a time of possibility. The earth is tilled, fresh, free of weeds. And, so I consider what to plant. There's the practical part of me that will plant potatoes and onions and tomatoes and green beans. Because I love the taste of warm produce, freshly plucked, I'll plant lettuce, spinach, radishes, peas and basil. I have more space this year, and that means vine crops. Should I go with a summer squash, or melon, or pumpkin? And, then, because it's spring, and a time of optimism, I consider sunflowers, growing tall and standing above me and shining as I work in the summer soil.