First Flowers

I definitely do not have a green thumb but I love to see flowers grow. Here is what I have planted in the last week. The first two are different kinds of lillies and the last is a Dahlia.

Thankfully these are perennials so it is a “one and done” kind of planting. I am open to any suggestions on flower plantings. I am trying to plant more because we also have a few fruit trees that are in bad need of pollination.

Keep planting and keep smiling. God bless you all.

Gardening 3

Well these little guys seem to be growing faster now. The tops are filling our so fast they are top heavy.

I took pieces of yarn and wrapped around the stalks and a popscicle stick to keep them from falling over.

As soon as the stalks get a little stronger they will be ready to transplant.

Thanks for following my garden and have a blessed day.

Gardening 2

Tomatoes 2021

While these are the same plants I showed you weeks ago, they are still kind of spindly looking but are about 4″ tall now. The biggest change I have seen in the last week are the leaves that have now grown out of the top. They fall and bend depending on how they are following the sunlight out of my office window.

I am not an avid gardener. I was always a career person so things like gardening escaped me. While I have somewhat had an interest in seeing things grow, I was never good at making things grow. I’d plant flowers and they’d die. That being said, last year was my first successful garden experience using raised beds.

Now more than ever it is important to grow our own food as both our government and the environment become more unstable. It actually takes very little space. With only two healthy tomato plants you could feed yourself quite nicely through the summer. With six or more you could can or freeze them to get your through the winter months.

I guess I was always intimidated by the amount of time I thought it would take to maintain a garden but it is really doesn’t take as much time as I would have thought. Watering a few minutes morning and evening, keeping weeds out as they grow and wait for the bountiful harvest. I still have squash and cucumbers in my freezer from last year.

A little time, a little patience and you could be eating like a Queen. Happy gardening!