Welcome to my playground.
I’m not artist, but Terrel put this sign together for me from pallet boards. I would paint one and it wouldn’t look right, so he would put another one together for me. We did this several times until it looked good enough! He has a big heart and him being willing to do it over and over for me sure said love to this mama.
I started too many marigolds, so they make the corn look lovely!
I let a few of the children have their own garden row. This shows Megan’s row – she planted flowers, a pepper plant, and some beans. The beans didn’t come up, so we put in cilantro.
With having my own greenhouse to start flowers and vegetables from seed, I realize how much fun it is to have oodles of flowers to plant in my garden. It sure brightens up a vegetable garden!
It is also very rewarding to realize you raised these beauties from a tiny seed. . .
How is that verse – some plant, some water, but God gives the increase!
I overestimated on my tomato plants. Actually, I had so much fun growing them in the greenhouse that it was very hard to throw out tiny seedlings when it came time to transplant. So I’d find myself reaching for a bigger pot to put the little things in.
However, they got big and I soon realized I had 51 plants that I needed to do something with! Only 46 got planted . . . with the others I hardened my heart and let them die.
Now to try my hand at canning barbecue sauce!
For a summer or two, we thought this plant was just a weed. It don’t know how many times it got whacked down and probably even sprayed with roundup. Somehow it simply would not die!
Then my sister came and told me that it was a hollyhock. Imagine my surprise! After that, I carefully guarded the thing against all weedwhackers and sprayers. Finally this year it rewarded us with gorgeous flowers!
I would love to have a whole row of these up against a picket fence someday . . .
These petunias turned out beautifully! They are the double ones and called “Piroutte Red”. I order all my flower seeds from Harris Seeds.
This is truly my playground. It is a stress-reliever and my happy place. So if I am not here on the Shoe, or cooking and cleaning and generally keeping people alive . . . I can usually be found here.
Either playin’ or prayin’.