Sunday, May 20, 2012

Progress in the Garden

Well, the garden is coming along, slow but steady. Our baby plants get no morning sun, which for now seems like a hindrance but may prove later on, in the hottest part of the summer, to be more of a good thing. The tomatoes that we grew from seed in the house through the early part of spring have been in the ground for almost a month now with very little growth. But the very same tomato plants are growing crazily in pots on the back porches of my parents' and sister's houses. While expert gardeners keep telling us to be patient, that the tomatoes will catch up, there's just no way to tell at this point. I'm learning that that's the thing with gardening--it's a learn as you go sort of thing. Pretty much like parenting. Or life, really.
Our lettuce:

Pea pods!

Paul built this teepee for our peas: 

 Our pole beans, which are politely asking for stakes:

Just for fun, here is a photo of Penny having spaghetti for the first time. Paul and I just kept putting pasta in front of her and watching her do this to it, dreading the clean up afterwards.

Paul spotted these beauties in the pasture while we tended the garden, and I was quick to grab the camera: 

And here is one of the flowers on our gigantic magnolia in the front yard: 

1 comment:

  1. The peapods are cute! And Penelope, I love it!