A Bit of Earth

Friday, June 06, 2014

This post could have so many titles..."I'm so Excited"..."How Does Your Garden Grow"...Basically, I've got a ton of pictures to share with you from different corners of my yard.

My gardening hobby started years ago when I used to help my Grandma in her garden. It continued when I would help my neighbor Bobby weed hers. We moved and I found myself attempting to keep up a small rose garden. Years went by and a little old lady named Alice needed help picking up some leaves. Those leaves were the beginning of a beautiful friendship and pretty much everything I really know about gardening.

 In 2008 I filled my first flower pots. In 2009 I planted my first flower garden. In 2010 I grew my first cucumbers. And I just keep adding things to it...

For two years I've been waiting patiently to see my peonies and clematis finally bloom.

Bush Beans

Sugar Snap Peas
I'm getting excited about having fresh vegetables straight from my garden again. The other day as I was checking on each little sprout, I realized that I was actually getting giddy just thinking about that first cucumber!

Clematis blooming for the first time.
Roses are some of my favorites. Eventually I'd love to really know what I'm doing when it comes to helping them to do their thing.

Morning Glories
Cutting Garden

“Might I,” quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth?”In her eagerness she did not realize how queer the words would sound and that they were not the ones she had meant to say. Mr. Craven looked quite startled.
“Earth!” he repeated. “What do you mean?”

“To plant seeds in–to make things grow–to see them come alive,” Mary faltered.

He gazed at her a moment and then passed his hand quickly over his eyes.“Do you–care about gardens so much,” he said slowly.
“I didn’t know about them in India,” said Mary. “I was always ill and tired and it was too hot. I sometimes made littlebeds in the sand and stuck flowers in them. But here it is different.”

Mr. Craven got up and began to walk slowly across the room.“A bit of earth,” he said to himself, and Mary thought that somehow she must have reminded him of something. When he stopped and spoke to her his dark eyes looked almost soft and kind.
“You can have as much earth as you want,” he said. “You remind me of some one else who loved the earth and things that grow. When you see a bit of earth you want," with something like a smile, “take it, child, and make it come alive.” - The Secret Garden

A bit of earth can be quite exciting! Everything starts so rough and so small. By mid-July the first harvests are happening and everything is beautiful and hearty.

How does YOUR garden grow?

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