Help In the Garden?!

Since the weather is so unbelievably nice, I can’t help but spend all of my time outside!

Today, I had a few more things to plant in my garden that I bought on Sunday, and I noticed that Jen’s was willing to be my ‘co-green-thumb’…So, I ran inside to get my phone and came back out and noticed that my ‘co-green-thumb’ had decided this was her way to help…

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Sitting in the garden while watching ME do all of the work.

How sweet of her–

Well, I better get back to finishing my planting while Jen’s is watching over me.

Maybe she is taking lessons to one day help? One can only dream….

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Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!

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Garlic’s-On-The-Way

Garlic. Also known as a staple in my house…

Today as I was enjoying the beautiful weather, I decided to check on my garlic and see how it was coming along.

Since I have never grown garlic before, I am ectremely anxious to see how it turns out! Of course, I have grown many other things, I’ve just never taken on the task of garlic.

So, I wanted to share my ‘GARLIC EXCITEMENT’ with you today!

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Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow??

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…and let there be HERBs

As I posted yesterday, I am a lover of all things homegrown. Which means I must have my own herbs! When I first started my garden and bought herbs, I was nervous. Nervous I’d kill them, nervous as to what to put them in and nervous that they wouldn’t grow big enough to use them. So, I had my first attempt, which went really well. I studied (yes, seriously…I read) a lot online about how to give each herb the TLC that it needs and which ones to pair with which food. Thankfully, I have now figured out how to dry my own herbs and make my own spices. {EXCITEMENT Squeal}
Today, while I was outside, I decided that I’d share with you all one of my glorious herb pots that I love so much. Yes, Love. It makes my heart smile to see it doing so well. Go ahead…I know you want to laugh. I’ll accept it.

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Ahh, if you don’t already have your own ‘homegrown’ herbs, don’t you want to start now?
This herb pot includes :
Rosemary
Curly Leaf Parsley
Lemon Thyme
German Thymeparsley

 {Beautiful Curly Parsley}

thyme

{German Thyme and on the other side, Lemon Thyme}

rosemary

{Rosemary}

This is probably my most favorite because I use it not only for cooking, but also for flower arrangements and to make my house smell heavenly.

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Awaiting the Arrival of Lemons & Limes

To me–there is nothing like eating something that is ‘homegrown‘.

I’m an avid ‘gardner’ with a precious gardening shed. (I’d have to say so myself.) I choose to believe that I was born with a green thumb, but maybe it has just developed over the years.

Ehhh, Who knows. But, what I do know is I love veggies and herbs that I have grown in my garden.

So, while I was visiting Hilton Head I couldn’t help but stop by a local nursery and check it out. I immediately found lemon and lime trees. Ahhhh. Yes, Ahhhh. What could possibly be better than a homegrown lemon or lime to add to a yummy beverage?

Of course, I had to purchase one of each, so now I’m checking my trees daily to see if anything exciting is happening.  TODAY I found something growing on my lemon tree. Yes, that would be a baby lemon.

{Squealing is appropriate for this occasion.}

lemon1

{I’m seeing lemons, many lemons, in the near maybe far future.}
lemon{Proud lemon moment.}

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