Monday, April 4, 2011

With Silver Bells and Cockelshells?

Or pretty maids all in a row? I love to garden. I don't do it enough. I think this is something that I learned about myself when we moved into our first home. I didn't know how much I liked to garden. I planted 50 tulip bulbs in our front flower bed and obsessively checked and photographed their progress. I then realized, hey, I like planting things and watching them grow :-) In our new home, in San Antonio, we inherited these beautiful rose bushes. After a lesson from my Mama on how to trim and care for them, I was certain that I killed them! I had cut them back to sticks and just knew that we were going to have to dig them up and plant new ones this spring. Well, clearly Mama knew what she was talking about and they came back and more beautiful than ever. My husband and I are constantly commenting on how big the roses are getting...we're kind of nerdy about the yard like that. They are so beautiful and fragrant and I just love them! We've always kept a little herb garden. This year I am growing flat leaf parsley, cilantro, rosemary and sweet basil. Last year my basil plants were as tall as my shoulders and I pulled from them every week! It is one of my favorite herbs!
This year my husband and I have embarked on gardening vegetables. I'm not sure how this is going to turn out but so far so good. Below are our tomato plants that are doing awesome! Truthfully, we would need to plant tomato plants in our whole backyard to accommodate for how many tomatoes we eat in this household. We love 'em!
We've also planted carrots, onions, and poblano peppers.
I can't wait to see how we come out of this deal.
Speaking of gardens...

All of you Nancy Meyers enthusiasts out there...Do you obsess over the garden in It's Complicated? I do.
Sigh...maybe someday, but for now we'll see how we do with our little 4'x4' garden.
Do you enjoy gardening? What do you grow?


Victoria said...

I can't even keep a house plant alive, much less garden :) Love looking at yours though.

Unknown said...

Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? I'm so impressed!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

haha, Victoria! Thanks for reading :-)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Suz! :-)

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

I seriously obsess with almost everything in that movie. Looks good!