Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Ordering a Seed Catalog


It’s an act of faith, really,
ordering a seed catalog in January,
at least it is when you live in the north,
rooted deeply in a cherished belief
that this might be the year the spinach doesn’t bolt
when it’s 3 inches tall.
It’s rather like buying a lottery ticket,
Most of the enjoyment lies
in visions of potential,
in dreams of green.

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4 thoughts on “Ordering a Seed Catalog

  1. We can dream and sit in the house in the cold and make little garden maps and diagrams……and wait!

  2. Too true. January’s garden and those catalogues – online or otherwise – prove irresistible to me even after too many years to count : )

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