09 May 2007

New flowery things...

Life is full of all kinds of flowery things lately...

Here's the Square Foot Garden we recently planted in the backyard, featuring some lovely poofy yellow Chrysanthemums to keep away pests! We're currently growing tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and a lot more soon-to-be fresh veggies! Perhaps we'll start our own co-op - haha! Square Foot gardening is genius. For all you gardening novices like me, this is the answer to actually developing a green thumb with a small amount of space and time!



We went to the Farmer's Market on Saturday with our dear friend Michelle, and her sweet granny insisted on buying us some more tomato plants! So we'll hopefully have lots of juicy tomatoes ripe for the pickin' this summer. The plants are flowering now...


Then, I found these lovely white flowers growing wildly against the fence in the backyard and in our front flower beds! I have no idea what they are, so if someone recognizes them, please let me know! Too bad I pulled up a ton of them thinking they were weeds before they bloomed. That is just like me - to be too proactive and end up harming something in the process...


And finally, a handmade vase, paper magnolias, and card for my dear friend, Lori, who is moving away! I will miss her so. The writing on the vase is one of my favorite quotes: "Strangely, it is dangerous faith in our untamed Savior that leads us to the joy we crave."

Amen.



5 comments:

Ange said...

Pretty. They sort of look like these...

http://wildflower.utexas.edu/gallery/result.php?id_image=9864

http://wildflower.utexas.edu/gallery/result.php?id_image=9863

What do you think?

Christine said...

Thank you, Ange! They're prairie lilies! I dug up lilies! I'm an IDIOT, everyone!

Jenni said...

I'm still learning about our flower beds and you are doing a MUCH better job - you are not an idiot. We have gardenias and roses!

I dig your square foot garden and tomato plants.

Suz said...

i like your new garden! so fun that you can work outside on it all summer and enjoy the veggies of your labor. :-)

Lisa said...

I found your blog through your post on a Whole Foods blog.

I was reading through your posts and saw your square foot garden. We worked on our square foot gardens today. :)

I enjoyed your blog. Blessings!