There Will Be Flowers

Right up to the seventies or eighties, folks didn’t really have gardens. Any small plot of ground would likely have been used to grow potatoes and vegetables.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the vote in the Dáil (Irish Parliament) to accept the Anglo-Irish Treaty. It was ratified by 64-57 and thus began the Irish Civil War.

Yes, this is a garden blog. No, it’s not a declaration of where my political opinions lie. I just want to mark the day. Families were torn apart. There was bloodshed and death on both sides.

Realistically, right up to the seventies or eighties (?), folks didn’t really have gardens. Any small plot of ground woould likely have been used to grow potatoes and vegetables. I’m wondering when did garden centres become popular?

In a world ravaged by violence, war, famine, genocide, trafficking and other inhumanities, I came upon this beautiful cartoon…

The car is in garage for servicing, and I’m in The Food Hub Clonmel for a couple of hours, continuing my read of Fintan’s book. As you can guess, I’ve also found some time to write. It’s anther cold wet indoor day.

2 thoughts on “There Will Be Flowers”

  1. What a wonderful cartoon, I think everyone needs to see it! Funnily enough, I put in my big online seed order this week and felt hugely optimistic . . . perhaps with the flowers (and veggies, of course!) will come peace, health and happiness and above all, the chance to see and hug my family again at long last? Happy New Year, Padraig – hope 2022 brings good things for you, your family and that beautiful garden! 😊

  2. Oh, the anticipation of an online seed order! Unfortunately even this cannot replace a much-needed hug.
    Mine arrived mid-December. I managed to source what I need from Holland this time.

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