Some Attention Please


I think that gardens are amazing. I’ve seen some gardens that border on Presidential greatness in my day and I always wondered how much work and effort went into such beauty.

Last year we moved into this house and no one lived here for quite some time. The yard was regularly mowed but the flowerbeds were abysmal. For my birthday last September Jeff’s mother gave me a gorgeous Lawn Buddy. It’s part wagon, part storage, part garden stool and she loaded it with gloves and all the necessary items to really rock out a garden. Since the season was certainly coming to a close last year I just weeded everything out and tilled the beds before settling into a crazy winter.

From March when we got here until I tilled those beds in the fall there was no sign of actual flowers growing anywhere. I seriously thought what I was overturning was wild onions or scallions because that’s what they smelled like. My mother insisted those root ends belonged to flowers but we never saw anything of the kind.

This year after our brutal rains we were blessed with amazing sunshine. I don’t know what was in all that water but for the first time this yard is seeing daffodils, lilacs, and many more different flower types growing in these long abandoned beds.

I guess the flower beds were just like children or good employees or even people struggling to better themselves. A little attention went a long way. I wonder what they will look like with nurturing and care.

About the Author

Regina Foster Bartlett is a mother of two teenagers who recently married her soulmate and believes her favorite wedding gift was the addition of four stepchildren and four grandchildren! She’s a confessed tech-nerd who loves all things social media. She’s also a published freelance writer and she’s been blogging since before blogging was cool. She's the voice behind the radio broadcast and writer behind this blog. Always on the lookout for interesting stories she can be reached by emailing: or using the Contact form by clicking the link above.