On the farm I had a huge garden and a hundred foot long flowerbed (that was a grave error on my part and a LOT of work) but I grew just about everything I put my mind to. Except tulips and daffodils. Try as hard as I could, in 32 years maybe 3 blooms ever graced the space. Now, in town where neighborhood trees and houses and fences cramp my gardening atyle severely, I have tulips and daffodils to bring joy to my life.
I miss my vegetable garden. My daughter phoned to ask seeding advice and to tell me they were heading for a garden center and my heart swelled like a bean in a sprouting dish. Yup. The old feelings are still there. Just a little dried up from the lack of garden space in town. Maybe I could sneak a zucchini plant into a flowerbed somewhere.