Oh how my garden grows!Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Hello friends! Welcome to my little garden - I am so excited to show you around today! Once upon a time, I honestly asked a dear friend how one can see God's glory in gardening - and oh man alive, has He proved himself over and over on that one. I see and feel God so clearly in His creation - in getting my hands dirty, in watching flowers bloom, in finding little creatures crawling (even if they startle me!), in turning the soil.
I am definitely not much of a gardener yet, and we only have a small front flower bed here. I have a lot to learn, and a lot to improve upon, but my flowers and my plants are growing and producing, and that makes me proud! So, let me briefly show you around!
Here is a shot of the front our home. Nothing too crazy or exciting, but if you look close, you'll find small pops of flowers and little yard ornaments.
I potted a few begonias a few weeks ago, and they are one of my favorites so far // I bought dahlias last year and was pleasantly surprised when they grew and started blooming again this year - I was sure I had killed them off (I don't always have the "greenest thumb" when it comes to plants!) // Max picked out daisies for a little area, and I LOVE them // our hanging flower baskets, which are usually overflowing with pretty blooms
My dear husband has a certain affinity for lawn ornaments, so we have acquired a few. And shockingly, I am quite smitten with them. We got him the little gnome last year for Daddy's day // a "Jonah" whale from this spring - L helped pick it out // a colorful lizard and fish from my dear Mama on my birthday
Oh am I ever proud of these plants! My tomato plant and my herbs. I planted basil, thyme, parsley, mint, cilantro, and dill this year, and they are all doing very well. We have been enjoying fresh herbs in our meals and drinks lately - it's way too much fun! And just this week, my tomato plant started popping out some beautiful tomatoes! I am so happy it's doing so well!
A super cute wind chime - another bday present from my sweet Mama.
And there you have it. Our little garden. It's not much, but it's enough for now. I am learning a lot (oh, and shout-out to Brandice, who helps me with my gardening question!), and having fun watching things grow and thrive. It's been a process, and I can't wait to keep working on my gardening skills!