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After the Storm

Worrying does not take away

tomorrow’s troubles,

It takes away today’s peace.

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What A Difference

In my garden I ran out of space in one of the raised beds that I was putting my cabbage in so I put the last two in a container and used differennt soil, Miracle-Gro Organics. What a difference!

Now I started both plants as seeds so they are the same “age”.

Look how big the leaves are on the one that had the Miracle-Gro Organics! I will continue to use this product for all future plantings.

Unfortunately Mr. Gerald Goph-Hog had a nice meal with the other beautiful cabbage…oh and I found out he lives under my deck.

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Like cotton

The Birdhouse gourd is another plant that I am growing in my garden. This plant seems to grow about 6 inches or more a day. As of today it is almost 5 feet tall already. Per different sites I read it can get upto 30 feet long in some cases. I hope not in this case since my trellis is only 18 feet.

Birdhouse Gourd

The leaves are pretty big and Arai wanted to touch them he says that they feel like cotton. I had to see for myself and it really does feel like cotton.

Arai and Amanee in the garden.

The kids ate just as excited as I am about how we are watching our plants become food.

Oh…. my pea flowers have turned into peas!

Peas!

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Gardening With the Grands

This year I decided to start a vegetable garden. My initial intention was only to try my luck with luffa gourds but that grew into birdhouse gourds other vegetables.

I have carrots (which some critters ate all the tops off), cabbage, tomatoes, onions, corn, red skinned potatoes, white potatoes & sweet potatoes, peas, string beans and watermelon.

I am finding that gardening is more work than I thought but I do enjoy it. Another time for some peace of mind.

Arai has been asking to help in the garden so I got him and my other grand-kids, his friends, (all the little kids call me mom-mom) to help plant some corn seedlings.

My peas have begun to bloom

First Bloom of the season

More images to follow in the coming days.

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A Blossoming Country Girl

I have always love planting flowers, so this year I decided to plant some vegetables. I find the process very calming and relaxing. The time from planning to executing my plan keeps my mind focused and free of stress.

Everything being planted I started from seeds. Every open space in my kitchen is covered with all sorts of containers. My daughter can’t wait for everything to be planted so she can have the kitchen back.

Carrots. cabbage, peas, string beans, luffa gourds, watermelon, sunflowers & corn

Everything that was planted has not sprouted but more has sprouted then I expected.

Now I must begin to prepare the outside for several raised garden beds.

Before…..

After….

Today I was determined to get my to get my peas in the ground….so I had to finish.

I made a gate (not pictured), rearranged the beds, made a trellis and finally one garden bed is finished and filled with 2 mammoth sunflowers and my peas! There is still much to do but it feels really good and today was a GREAT DAY!

Finally……

One down 3 to go

By time I finished it was getting dark and the insects started making music. I imagined a finished garden, sitting out here relaxing in the evening after “working the fields” listening to the song of the evening with a nice glass of Stella Rosa wine.

Hope you like tonight’s song selection…

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Wordless Wednesday

Well almost wordless….there is only 34 days till the first day of spring and not to far from that will we start to see new leaves sprouting from trees and plants popping up from the ground. I cannot wait

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Last Blooms-2

Here are a couple more photos of the flowers and plant still blooming or full of life.

The first 2 images is a Split Leaf Philodendron. This one does not have any blooms but it caught my eye because it was full of Caterpillars. When I purchased this plant the leaves were beautiful but now the leaves are food.

 

 

This Rose Bush looks terrible but the bud is beautiful and I know that the actual bloom will be amazing.

 

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Ruby Star – Part 2

“Every day may not be good…

But there’s something good in every day”

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Ruby Star

This is for Brian over at Equinoxio.  When i posted a picture of the bud he asked where is the “ruby”?  Well here it is Brian I hope you like it.  

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Confidence

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”

– Hasidic Proverb

 

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Flower of the Day

Celosia Plumas

 

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