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Every Day — Grace

I spent a relaxing day planting petunias of different shades of pink and red interspersed with salvia. I imagined how much I was going to enjoy caring for and watching them thrive. A week later, after returning from vacation, I approached my flowerbed with some trepidation. I stopped, amazed. How could the flowerbed get so weed-infested in such a short time?

I started pulling weeds with a vengeance. Some of them were quite large while others were just starting. Some had grown so close to the plants that I had to wrestle them free to avoid damaging the blooms. These ...

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