Monday, July 21, 2014

From the garden.

  I was pretty worried that this year's garden would end up being a wash. I just didn't put as much {or as quality} of an effort in as I knew I should have. Once things started to grow, I realized I did a horrible job spacing things out. I ended up missing the snow pea harvest altogether and went ahead and pulled them out this week. I really love gardening, but I've been a bit preoccupied this year. Still, I knew I'd kick myself if I didn't put some effort in. 
  Now, as I make my first batch of pesto for the season with our fresh basil, and we start eating cukes and green peppers and summer squash- I'm glad I did. Mistakes and all. Even though it kind of looks like a hot mess, I can't help but smile when I walk out each day during Caleb's afternoon nap and see all the bright blooms popping up. I picked out some larger zinnias to plant this year and I am so happy I did. They make for really bright, full bouquets of cut flowers. From now until the first frost, I hope to keep flowers in our house. Is there anything better than fresh flowers from your own garden? I love the veggies we get, but honestly, the flowers are becoming my favorite. So bright and cheery and perfect for seasons like this when I didn't have the energy to put lots of gardening effort in. 

What about you? What is your favorite thing to grow in your garden? Or what are you most excited about planting one day when you have a garden of your own?

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