Trying to Hear the Tulips

This is an example post for the first challenge to flower talk. See rules here. Genre style is this: narrative (include your genre if you wish). I also hope to offer an introduction of some kind as well. Quiero platicar con los tulipanes (dígame si tulipanes no es la palabra correcta). Pero están durmiendo en…

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First Challenge to Flower Talk

Hello, flower enthusiasts and bilingual (or soon to be bilingual!) conversationalists of the blog-verse. I appreciate the interest in reading and/or participating. I am excited to see what we can come up with – a catalog of beautiful photos with beautiful words beneath them that pay homage to our beautiful world of nature. This challenge…

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A Challenge to Flower Talk

Everyone has heard, at least once, that talking to your flowers or plants can help them grow. I believe this to be true. Once, I was asked if speaking to the flowers in Spanish versus English makes a difference. I don’t have any idea, so I try to speak to them in both, or a…

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Discussing My Schedule With Thyme

No voy a discutir más, amigo. No puedo pasar todo mi tiempo contigo. I’m not going to argue, friend. I can’t spend all of my time with you. Oh, thyme is a must-have herb for the budding gardener or thoughtful cook. You can use it fresh or cut it and dry it. I like to…

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A Conversation With Impatiens

I love impatiens. They are annuals, though I’ve had them pop back up the following year. For a super easy flower that gives a lot of color, buy a flat of mixed impatiens – red, pink, white, coral (rojo, rosado, blanco, coral), and plant them however you like (it is too late to plant annuals…

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Interview With A Potato

Yo potato, what are you doing? ¿Qué pasa papa, qué estás haciendo? Apparently, this potato (sweet potato I think) found suitable conditions under this board, both of them left and forgotten in a raised garden box near my back door, and began to sprout some leaves. I’m not a fan of his flavor, so will…

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Sweet-Talkin’ Sergio’s Rose

When my son was born, in August of 2016, my mother bought me one of those miniature roses that they sell in the grocery store. It was orange (naranja). She has suffered from black spot disease this year (you can see some spots on the leaf in the bottom left). My flower garden does not…

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Welcome to Watermelon Forest

Last year, we planted watermelon (a personal variety) in the raised beds. We bent a hoop over their area and tried to grow them up the hoop. It didn’t really work, but it wasn’t a total failure. The watermelon (la sandía, if you’re interested to know) never reached ripeness: each one revealed a pale green…

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