Garden Gift


On a rare sunny day, I tackled garden clean-up, discouraged by the vines that had overtaken plants and hedges. It doesn’t take much neglect before the garden becomes a jungle! At least the growing season is over, I told myself as I yanked a particularly hardy length of vine snaking through the privet. It turned out to be a rogue bean plant that had worked its way into our neighbor’s yard. I was able to retrieve all the seed pods still dangling there, a generous contribution to next year’s garden and a nice reward for my efforts.