Friday, September 3, 2010

Blue Means Sweet

This French cantelope called Prescott Fond Blanc was documented and dated before 1850. I have high hopes for growing this heirloom successfully!! It is open pollinated and I will be able to save the seed from it and it will grow true to it's variety next year as long as I can keep any cross pollination from rogues wanting to come up. It is still in its blue stage until it turns straw color with many warts when it becomes ripe. Blue means exceptionally sweet in melon language. The flesh is deep orange with the sweetest perfumed scents filling the air upon walking into the melon patch.

God's Garden

The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light enfurled.

So near to the peace of Heaven,
That the hawk might nest with the wren,
For there in the cool of the even
God walked with the first of men.

And I dream that these garden-closes
With their shade and their sun-flecked sod
And their lilies and bowers of roses,
Were laid by the hand of God.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

For He broke it for us in a garden
Under the olive-trees
Where the angel of strength was the warden
And the soul of the world found ease.

-Dorothy Frances Gurney-

Happy Gardening!!


  1. Just beautiful Pam. I have a line from that poem on a vintage plate I found at a garage sale but I never read the entire poem. Wow Wow Wow. I love your thoughts girl.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank You Ruth...what a beautiful place for our hearts to wonder xox

  3. Thanks for sharing that Pammy it is wonderful.

    1. You are so welcome cindersga xox