Now, Michael loved my "little garden" and was always wanting to water and take care of the plants. So on Saturday when Kent took Michael with him to the Hardware store and Michael saw all the flowers he asked "can we get some flowers for Mommy's garden?" Kent thought it was a wonderful idea. I was delighted to have such thoughtful boys that came home and worked in the garden to plant more tomato plants (I LOVE tomatoes!) pumpkin, green beans, carrots, strawberry, and pretty flowers as well. My pile of dirt in front of my house turned from my embarrassment into something I am happy for neighbors and visitors to see, and it reminds me each night as I go out and water them, how much my boys love me!
Monday, June 29, 2009
My Sweet Boys!
It is almost a year since we have lived in this new home. And in the front of my house for almost that entire year has been a big pile of dirt and usually many weeds. I am not really a gardener in fact some may say I have a "brown" thumb (he he he). I usually kill plants that are put in my care, mostly because I forget about them. My Mother's day flowers I got from church almost died in only a 2 week period of time. But then I decided to plant it in my big pile of dirt out front. Then a sweet elderly neighbor gave me a tomato and cucumber plant from her green house. And that's how it really started. I felt obligated to make sure those plants didn't die, yet I knew nothing about taking care of them. (actually Kent revived them from a lack of water) So then I had a dirt hill with 3 little plants that really didn't look like much. But there it was. I was embarrassed and hoped that my neighbor who gave me the plants didn't see my yard because I thought surely she would have wanted them back. But I have to thank her because she started something wonderful. I had always been meaning to plant a garden, I just didn't have the time to study up on it.
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