Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Grandma’s Greenhouse


My Grandma Emma Rose loved gardening and growing roses. She sold them at the local Farmer’s Market.  

Playfully, she’d say, “Roses are as pretty as me. My momma said so.” 

One day, a fella came by with some mint plants. He told her it could fetch her more money than roses. They grew tall and sturdy. She said it made a real nice sweet tea. 

Abandoned and neglected after she passed, I decided to clean up her greenhouse. The mint had taken over everywhere. Ironically, it wasn’t mint but Cannabis. 

Looks like Grandma Emma Rose was ahead of her time.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega


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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

Photo Prompt:©Bill Reynolds

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Grandma’s Greenhouse

  1. Querida Isadora,

    Sweet tea indeed. Mellow, tasty and, oh man, what a rush! 😉 Bien escrita y entretenida.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Sweet tea in Florida is mandatory. The first time I served it
      I had to pass a jury of southern belles. My best friend, now in
      an assisted living facility, was Florida born and raised. There is
      a technique. I wonder if cannabis is a secret ingredient omitted
      when I was taught. Well … I think I may have to relearn 😉 my sweet
      tea making. LOL
      Gracias mi amiga por sus buenas palabras y visita,
      Abrazos y Carino,
      Isadora 😎


  2. All 3 of them are good medicine in my book. I’m happy she wants to carry the growing on for Grandma.

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  3. Gran knew what was what. And what would sell. Nice story, Isadora.

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  4. Hahahaha. What fun. And mint and cannabis look sooo much alike–NOT. Still laughing…

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    • I’m so happy you got a good chuckle from my story. I thought a grandmother growing cannabis would be hilarious. Of course, she must have known something since no one noticed until she passed. She must have grown the roses to cover the scent. LOL chuckle on Gabe … Have a restful weekend … Isadora 😎

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  5. How could she not love her sweet tea? Lovely story, Isadora.

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  6. An enjoyable story, Isadora. Nothing like a bit of medicinal mint tea to help with finding better days. Well done. 🙂

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  7. I suspect Emma Rose knew exactly what she was growing all that time! 😉

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  8. Was she ahead of her time or tricked by the fella?

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  9. That’s my kind of grandma

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  10. Good for grandma. Hopefully she made a nice nest egg from it too. 🙂

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  11. Haha! They do look a bit similar

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  12. Indeed! she was WAY ahead of her time>

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  13. Nice tea , grandma was ahead of her time

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