Monthly Archives: May 2014
Lately my bougainvilleas have really been struggling. Even after I moved them into the proper light, they still didn’t have that “wow” factor.
Nearly all their flowers dropped, and I was *this close* to trashing both plants so I could use the pots for something else.
But as long as I was watering the herbs nearby, I kept on watering and feeding the bougainvilleas.
Then, within the last few weeks, well…
The first time I tasted chard, I was in grad school. I was studying Spanish education, and my supervising teacher, Carmel, invited me to her house for dinner.
A pack of energetic corgis greeted me at the door, and then Carmel, her husband and I sat down to a dinner of… something.
Actually, I can’t remember the entree.
But I sure remember the vegetable: rainbow chard. I’d never seen it before, and I silently panicked because my desire to be polite was butting up against my abhorrence for all things green.
Politeness won out, and I lifted a tiny forkful of chard into my mouth. To my surprise, I actually liked it.