Saturday, March 29, 2008


" She considereth a field and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard." Prov. 31:16



Welcome to today's edition of "Growin' Gardens," by The fruit of Her Hands.

Aren't all these plants beautiful? Our yard is a fountain of color in the springtime. Dad has added so many fruit trees and fruit bushes in the time we've lived here. We hope that three more of these trees will be old enough to give us fruit this year.

Now for a garden update:

First, here's one of my marigolds. Haven't they grown? Beautiful!

Okay, this is our garden at the beginning of the year. (Believe or not, we actually had done a little pick-up before this picture was taken!) Can you see where the layer of leaves begins? Those trash bags in the back contain more leaves. The wooded raised beds were all made last year.

And here's what it looks like as of yesterday! The concrete-block beds were all built this year, by Dad, my brother, and myself. They are much cheaper than wood, hold heat much better, and come with pre-drilled holes for our "hoops" (which saves a lot of work!)

...If you're wondering what the trash bag-wrapped-around-wire-and-post is doing in that front bed....Well, that is a tomato plant my Dad just couldn't wait to set out. It's an Early Girl variety, and the plastic around it will hold enough heat to protect it from being set out so early. (There's your garden tip for the day!)

One more thing...please pray that we get some rain. Thanks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fun, Amber! Ya'lls garden looks wonderful! And your marigolds have grown!

~Anna in OK