Ok, so I forgot to title this post…

Okay, here are the promised pictures, in all their earthy and planty glory:

Garden space, as viewed from the walkway to our gate (the dirt looks good, right? We worked the chicken manure into the soil last night):

Garden space, as viewed from our patio:

Rock area, filled with weeds (I actually pulled out quite a few. After about an hour of weeding, here’s what’s left- it IS trashy, huh?):

Backyard with plenty of bare patches:

The largest bare patch in the backyard (the green stuff is fertilizer mixed in with grass seed):

Jonathan’s creative “sprinkler,” used before the purchase of a real one:

The weeds we do pull from our backyard:

The weeds I am choosing to keep in our backyard (can you see why?):

The patch of dirt beside the walkway (it’s situated next to a… bomb shelter? wine cellar? Who knows? Our house and its surrounding buildings are OLD.):

And now, the plants which will populate our garden:

The seeds have been started:

The sprouts are coming up:

The peas started out this small (well, technically, smaller- they WERE seeds):

And another of the baby pea plants:

Pea plants today (I am choosing to call these “adolescent pea plants”):

And last, but not least, our kale, with first leaves (and visible just below the first leaves, the cotyledons. Remember the four-leaf clover things?):

Well, that’s all for now! I hope you’ve enjoyed this small tour, and that you will be able to fully appreciate the work we’re doing. I can’t wait to see the results!

PS- I am STILL seeking cutesy garden phrases. Leave a comment!


  1. Lynn said,

    May 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Bloom where you’re planted? How cliche!
    How about, you can’t plant a seed without distrubing the soil! How often will you “plant seeds” in Hula Girl’s mind to get her thinking of the consequences of her actions?
    If it takes 10 seeds to bring someone to the Lord, are you willing to be one of the first 9?

  2. May 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks Mom.

  3. May 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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