Thursday, April 22, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?


Mine is growing and giving me some veggies. I’ve had the pleasure of picking my first English peas…so sweet and tender; and heads of beautiful green broccoli. I love it! The horse poo has paid off.

~ The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there~
George Bernard Shaw

I am most at home in my garden where it doesn’t matter if I wear make-up, my clothes don’t match, or that my shoes are dirty. The birds sing to me, the butterflies flutter by in their beauty, and a cool breeze flows by. Swoon~

Throw on you rubbers and take a walk with me through my garden…
Rows of tall green plants full of blooms and tiny pods of sweet peas…
Huge leafy broccoli plants with flowery heads begging to be cut...
Lined up green tops of onions growing and reaching toward the sky…
Bushy leaves on the bed where the potatoes sleep…
Tiny little plants growing up to make some okra…
Huge leaves connect each of the squash plants as they build a canopy for big bright yellow flowers which reveal little baby veggies…
Cucumbers trying their best to reach the fence to trellis on…
and bell pepper plants getting a fresh start, along with
some new tomato plants which I have already caged.
Along the edges are some mixed wild flowers growing
from their youth with petunias and daisies all around.
~ The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and
some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand
and a cold drink in the other, tell someone else where to dig.
~ Texas Bix Bender
LaughOutLoudCute!

I get pleasure from my garden where I feel the sun’s warmth,
I get to dig in the dirt with my hands, and I get the delight of reaping my rewards.
I am at home in my growing space.




Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row
At My Garden Gate

When I don my yellow rubber ladybug shoes, with gloves on and tools in hand, I begin to cultivate my love of gardening. And when I tire and need a sit-down; the “pink” chair is my resting tool. Yes it is pink! Jackie even sits in it for a while! So…what’s on the menu for supper…baked ham, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh English peas, and sweet tea. Grab a fork and come eat with me!

~ Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint,
and the soil and sky as canvas.
~ Elizabeth Murray


Go dig in the garden and bury all your troubles…you will find peace there.

How does your garden grow?


              


My word for 2010-Experience
I’ve experienced growing things.

Peter Henderson Seeds and Mary Mary graphics found in Google search.

19 comments:

Cindy said...

What an awesome garden already! there is nothing like fresh english peas. Yummmm

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Happy@Home said...

I just discovered your blog from the feature on Gooseberry Patch. What a lovely blog you have. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Your photos are beautiful. I love to garden so I especially liked this post. I planted peas for the first time this year. They have a ways to go before they will produce peas. Lovely post.

Cinner said...

Cora, this post is after my own heart. Beeing in the garden does the same for me. I have been putzing in the yard all week, now a storm is blowing in. I sure love what you do with your photos. I love the look, I don't know how to do that...i find them gorgeous. take care my friend.

Christina said...

ohhh, those sweet pea,s are looking good. ; )
i SO love these photos.
xo

Char said...

i wanted to lick my screen - so yummy

Sewn With Grace said...

Your pictures are just dreamy. When I look at them it's as if I could touch the texture of those flowers and leaves. Just beautiful. Dinner sounds y-u-m-m-y!

Kamana said...

oh wow. i wish i had the space to grow all that.

Elaine said...

I feel so good when I work in my flower garden. it is so relaxing for me.. Your garden is lovely and the peas make me hungry for some.

Erin Wallace said...

Just starting in my garden, but I am with you; the garden is my home (in fact I wrote about it today). I'm afraid I've awited too long to plant peas and some of the early veg, but there will be tomatoes and peppers, eggplant and beans of many varieties, nasturniums and holy basil and asparagus and dill. How I love summer!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What a lovely garden!

Sares said...

It sounds divine! How I wish I had a little garden to grow. I will have to live vicariously through yours!

Leann said...

Everything looks and sounds wonderful.Wish I was close by, I love ham!!!

Enjoy your day!
Leann

The Real Me! said...

I've got to admit, I'm a bit jealous of your garden. We are giving it another go here at the beach but we have never had to great a luck. The peas look and sound wonderful.
Hugs
Kim

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Those are the prettiest veggies I've ever seen! I'm lovin' the enamelware, too! In our part of the country it is still early season for the gardens. Only lettuce, spinach and green onions are coming up. Congratulations on the Gooseberry feature! How nice! Have a great weekend! Twyla

GWENDOLYN said...

What a wonderful, sweet post. Nothing like being in the garden, weather it is a veggie, or flower... or better yet, both.
Blessings
Gwen

Susan said...

I'm hoping it's gonna grow a lot like yours, Cora! Beautiful early harvest! Hope our horse poo works as well as yours did!

Relyn said...

Oh, your pictures of peas are so very pretty. I love them. I've been slacking in my bloggish neighborliness as school has been more than hectic. Now that I'm back in the swing again, I wanted to stop in and say hello. Happy spring! And happy gardening.

amelia said...

cheers to horse poo! I consider having a garden each year but honestly do not know how to grow anything in this desert climate. I seem to kill everything I attempt- so, I will live vicariously through your stunning images! Enjoy those peas!

Angie Berry said...

I love your vegetable pictures! The peas look delicious! My favorite picture of all is the pink chair! I love how you've texturized it... it's so simple, yet so beautiful!! Your menu for this night sounds so yummy, I'm sure it was delicious.