Why do these flowers in an empty hotel mouthwash bottle melt my heart? My heart is in a puddle on the floor because my son picked these while on vacation to put in his room. To me they are a sign that my little science boy carries a love of nature within him. He even brought them home despite the 4 hour car ride because he didn't want them to be thoughtlessly thrown away by the cleaning staff. Maybe they are now a bit dry and withered but they still sit in the kitchen as a reminder of a happy and super fun week. When their time comes to a close we can place them in the compost to help nourish plants to come.
Adventure time! Last week my family and I vacationed in Williamsburg, Virginia and had a magical week together. Our garden, currently referred to as "The Jungle," was left in the hands of our very capable neighbor Miss Hannah. When it comes to teenagers, she is one of the very good ones. She spends hours with my children spinning elaborate stories and choreographing stunning sword fights to go with each tale. The swords may actually be sticks from the yard but in the minds of imaginative children they are gleaming weapons well suited to a castle knight. We are truly blessed to have Hannah in our lives and very thankful that she took good care of our garden. As for the runaway gardener, I jumped at the chance to explore gardening colonial style. Take a peek at these pictures I snapped with my phone while chasing 3 children running along the cobblestones...
What's happening along the Green Brick Road? Well, as I mentioned in my last post and also above the garden has officially turned into a jungle. I even saw an actual tiger emerge from the depths...or probably it was our cat Bunny and I should drink more water while working in the hot sun. What we truly do have happening is...
Fiery peppers turning red
Compost surprises revealing their identities.
Compost surprises that still have no identity. For real, what is this thing? We have more than one of these misshapen pumpkin/melon thingamibobs.
Tomato and pumpkin plants taking over the neighbors yard. I owe them double rent for sure! Rent in the form of tomatoes that is.
Carrots and kohlrabi! Yay!
Poor garden baby overwhelmed by the weeds and in distress that the raspberries have disappeared. No fear garden baby! Weeds are only flowers to another and the raspberries will soon return.
After biting into a disappointing peach purchased from the grocery store, Mr. Husband decided that we were due for a trip to Brown's Market. We tucked the kids into the car and off we went! I still remember picking peaches, strawberries, and cherries with my Grandma and hope that my children will remember these experiences as well. It was a great day and I am thankful for these special moments with my family.
Welcome to The Green Brick Road. My name is Valerie, and I invite you to join me and my family on our gardening adventure. We hope that you will learn with us and grow with us. Pun intended!