In The Moment

Gardenia radicans 'Frostproof' glowing in the streetlight 

As the streetlights were flickering on tonight, I walked up my driveway munching on Sungold tomatoes out of My Victory Garden and the fragrance of a single gardenia blossom filled my senses and stopped me in my tracks.  I was no longer thinking about chopping back the cardoon or worrying about how Barnaby keeps dry humping the furniture.  I was suddenly centered in the moment, savoring the spicy sweet fragrance of a gardenia in my dry crispy August garden.  Moments like these are why I grow a garden. Why do you grow your garden?