The biggest difference between this year and last is that Hubby came on board. (he's a keeper) Yes, his participation, hard work, dedication, dreams and plans for our garden took our surroundings to a whole nother level. But also, I had a year’s worth of thoughtful plans on paper and in my head to contend with. I think we did pretty good on blending our ideas of what we wanted.
As you can see from previous posts, I had intentions of doing some outside arts n’ crafts by utilizing some re-cycled items for the yard and garden. The plan was to include our Grandbaby-girls as much as possible in the art-work and the planting. They were very willing participants – every time they’ve come over in the last few weeks I hear – “Grammy, can we paint a can?” (or a lid, or a bamboo, or a gourd? or can we hammer today? or dig in the garden, plant some more seeds ….) I do love those girlies and all their help!
We’ve been fortunate to have sunshine and rain – and not an over-abundance of either, which is such a blessing as opposed to the seedlings being washed away in the heavy rains of last year. Between Lowell’s heave-ho, my dig-dig-dig and the recycled lovelies we’ve put together, I think it is all coming along nicely.
|out there's where Lowell tilled up the garden ...|
|he dug deep furrows - spaced them so we could kneel between the hills for weeding and harvesting|
|the grands helping with painting ... rocks and other treasures|
|hammering tops of cans|
|taking a break with Poppy|
|this one loves being in the middle of everything|
|the bamboo around the garden dressed up in fine colors & decked out with wind mobiles|
|straight-neck yellow squash .... yummy times will soon be here!|
|and tomatoes on most of the plants!|
Lettuce, radishes, and greens are almost ready to harvest and
blooms are everywhere!
Do you have a garden, and if so, how does your garden grow?