Who is excited for side salad?

This girl!! See those beautiful leaves we’ve got? Yeah, that’s fresh from the garden spinach and arugula. We’ve paired it with broccoli and quiche, but the real star here is the greens! I tossed a little balsamic vinaigrette on top and it was delicious. Bright, tasty and packed with vitamins. I felt like Popeye! I’mContinue reading “Who is excited for side salad?”

The Garden is Growing!

Is there anything better than watching (literally) the fruits ( ok vegetables) of your labor? We are getting very excited by the baby veggies that are starting to appear. Little string beans, the start of tomatoes, and little bits of bell pepper. It was a tough start with the freak snowstorm in Texas which basicallyContinue reading “The Garden is Growing!”

Texan Wildflowers

Before I moved here, images of tumbleweed blowing in the streets and ranches with cows used to fill my head when I thought of Texas. While cow-filled ranches are certainly a common sight here, what I didn’t expect to see was greenery and lots of wildflowers. In fact, the state flower is a bluebonnet, whichContinue reading “Texan Wildflowers”

Painted Lavender Pots Round 1

After looking at how wonderful the lavender is doing, I decided it was time to give them room to grow. I want my pretty lavender to continue to flourish and hopefully flower! I love my plain white ceramic pots because they have so much potential, but there were no holes in the bottom. Luckily, theContinue reading “Painted Lavender Pots Round 1”

Lavender Update

It’s been a while since I updated y’all on my lavender plants. I started them maybe about a year ago at this point? It was around the time that COVID began making the rounds. Gosh, has it been that long already?? Anyway, there were several attempts made and a bunch that were unsuccessful, but weContinue reading “Lavender Update”

Plants planted!

I am excited to share with you that our little seedlings have left the nest! Sam ( my husband) built an absolutely humongous wooden planter box. It has been glued, nailed, drilled, lined and stapled. There was some hard work that went in to it but it looks pretty awesome! We carried it out ofContinue reading “Plants planted!”

My, How They Grow Up so Fast!

Just last week I planted the seedlings for our garden that we will set out this spring. Somehow last year it seemed to take weeks to see the plants start to poke their heads out of the dirt. This year, they sprouted like rocket ships! I’m not sure whether we did something differently or myContinue reading “My, How They Grow Up so Fast!”

Time of the Year for Seedlings 🌱

Last year my husband and I first tried our hand at growing plants. We started our seedlings in March, which if you live in Texas, is way too late. At the advice of my in-laws, we decided to start our seedlings now, while it is still cold out so they will be ready for plantingContinue reading “Time of the Year for Seedlings 🌱”

Creating Life

No, I’m not talking about giving birth. I’m talking about plants!! Thanks to the pandemic, I’ve discovered the joy of gardening. The last two years I have tried unsuccessfully to grow Lavender plants from seeds. Even if the seedlings sprouted, they never seemed to make it past that stage. I am happy to report thatContinue reading “Creating Life”