Arizona

Nature Photography: Never Give Up

Tucson’s long, hot summer of 2014 almost made me give up on container gardening.

Take, for example, my hot pepper pots. I watered and watered and watered them. (Why am I doing this?)

The pepper flowers kept drying up and falling off. Result: No summertime peppers for my omelettes.

Then came fall. And guess what’s bursting with peppers…

Nature photography - hot peppers in Tucson, Arizona

I got excited when the daytime high temperatures finally dipped below 100 degrees. Time to seed the lettuce pot!

Nothing sprouted.

So, I tried again. And again. Now look…

Nature photography - sprouting lettuce in Tucson, Arizona

Moral of this gardening story: Never give up!

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