Monday, May 18, 2009

Green Thumb Passion

Oh...I am so inspired by memories of Mom's gardens of the past. I long for one of those country meals full of vegetables from the garden. We lived in the middle of a cotton field in my adolescent and teenager years. My parents grew gardens that I can only dream of now. I can remember the best meals that primarily were created from their garden stuffs. Oh black eyed peas, cornbread, tators, fresh sliced tomatoes, cantelope, fried squash and okra. I used to ask Mama to burn the okra just a little for me. Yumm! That is the inspiration for my little container gardens every year for the last few years.

I planted my tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell peppers in the container gardens in our backyard this evening. I also planted some radishes. I want to get some cilantro and some squash and okra and I will be satisfied.

I planted my little container garden right after work today. It is so therapeutic to come home and get right to the watering of my "garden". I find it very relaxing to care for my little plants.


Anonymous said... your little wine barrels. :) i hope your garden produces lots and lots of yummy veggies!

Debbie said...

The plants look great! I hope my garden does well this year too.

Susan said...

Love your container garden. Your description of those home grown veggies was mouth watering. No okra for us though, in fact, I've never even tasted it. Keep us posted on the progress throughout the growing season. Take care, Susan

Poetic Artist said...

I remember those type of gardens also. I also have container garden now with my mom..We have lettuce, tomatoes and peppers.
Your garden looks good.

anne esquibel said...

I also am growing veg in garden boxes, it's easier because they are raised and they grow really well.

Try some sqush or cucumber too!! they require a lot of water - it's like the more you water the bigg they get, you'll love it.

Mmm cilantro!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

I have certainly enjoyed my little flowers in the back yard. Barry wanted to plant some tomatoes, peppers and few other things, but just haven't had time. Maybe this weekend...? Love ya, Renea