Sunday, August 4, 2013
how does she do it...
...last week my mother-in-law stopped by with a birthday gift and a pie, of course, for my hubby's birthday. She also brought these gladioli from her garden.
they are simply magnificent. So perfect that they don't look real. It appears more a painting than anything else.
I think she has two green thumbs, and eight green fingers! Her gardens are incredible and
there is nothing that doesn't grow and thrive in them. From raised herb gardens to old tires stacked high with potatoes, from hand-made trellis heavy with tomatoes, green beans, and peppers. Squash, lettuce(s), fave beans, onions and garlic. Berry bushes exploding with blueberries and huckleberries. Strawberries and rhubarb. Most things grown from seed during the winter months. It's a regular Farmer's Market over there.
And the flowers, OMGoodness the flowers! Roses, roses, roses--there must be fifty different varieties. Peonies, geraniums, sweet peas, petunias, and more all cascading down from planters made from re- purposed wood. Last year they even had sunflowers that grew two stories tall. I'll have to find the picture of Miss M standing next to the sunflower. It is reminiscent of Jack and the Beanstalk!
So, how does she do it??? I can't grow anything that I would want to show off. I plant in good soil, water, fert and sunshine (which I don't control), I give my plants everything they could ever need but obviously am missing something, besides green thumbs. Hubs didn't inherit them either. I guess I'll just sit back and enjoy the bounty~~~for now.
Have a good week friends. I get my stitches out tomorrow YAY, then I get casted for my new prosthesis WOOHOO, then...then...then, I get to toe touch 10% YIPEE. Life is good~~~just look around and you can find something, one thing to be grateful for.