Gardening anyone? Recently in my blog, I have shared two things that I have done during “Stay at home”–NaNoWriMo (writing) and my Austen binge. Another area that has benefited from my extended hours at home is my yard. How about yours?
“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.” Jeremiah 29:5
I have always worked outside the home teaching during spring. I planted a few items on the weekends, but never anything that took extra time. I did not have any time to spare. But now…oh my, I had no idea spring could be so productive while at home. My garden has reaped the benefits of time and attention.
“Let us cultivate our garden.” Voltaire
Seeds, bulbs, bushes–they are all flourishing. My first zinnia and gladiola bloomed today and a nasturtium yesterday. The color splashes make me happy as I lean over my deck and watch them explode in health.
For the first time ever, I planted potatoes and onions. I cannot wait for the harvest. My husband added okra and they will appear this summer. Last fall, I put a pumpkin and its seeds in the dirt just wondering what nature would do. Now, I have a huge pumpkin plant with two baby pumpkins on the vines. I do not know how it will do during the heat, but nature kind of took over. My squash plants are blooming, and I see baby yellow squash growing. Tomatoes and peppers are growing, and I will get to reap the harvest.
Well, I miss my students and my teaching assignment, but God gave me time to spend with His creation and the opportunity to enjoy the produce.
Do you have a garden whether flowers or veggies or fruit?
Yes I have flowers, veggie garden, berries, fruit trees, grapes etc but late freezing has harmed many of the fruit trees.
How wonderful!!!! I cant wait to come visit and see your work!!! Did you know that Mamaw really likes nasturtium? Last time I visited she told me she can never find any to plant. I have a mandarin tree that needs another year or two to produce. Nothing edible right now but some beautiful flowers, and I’m waiting for the butterflies to arrive!