Sunday, June 9, 2013

Our little garden

Getting outside more often is one of the ways we are making life simpler.  Getting fresh air is especially beneficial for my kiddos...I swear they sleep better when we've been outside!  In our new house, we have a lovely little back yard.  Not huge, but we aren't in the stage of life right now that is conducive to a large yard, and all the time and energy it would take to maintain it.  It is fully fenced, has dirt, grass, trees, and a greenhouse...the perfect place for two year old adventures!  We've had a lot of fun cleaning up the yard and garden area and making it a fun and relaxing place to spend family time.  Jake put together our little fire pit today, so we'll be out making s'mores very soon!! 

I have never had a garden, and have actually never successfully kept any indoor plants alive.  So embarrassing!  But now that we have the space, we thought it would be fun to plant some vegetables and see how they do.  We bought mostly starts and they are doing great!  So excited to eat veggies from our very own garden!!

Doesn't it look scrumptious??!  We have lettuce, kale, pole beans, red peppers, broccoli and cauliflower.  So far, we've only lost one lettuce plant, but everything else is doing well!  And just today, I planted carrot seeds and sunflower seeds...we'll see what happens with those :)

SOOOO excited for fresh tomatoes!!  And thanks to a bag of Costco potting soil, they are HUGE!  And aren't the planter boxes lovely?  My dad made them for me :) 

And look at these beauties!  I love surprises from my garden!  There are a few random flowering plants around the house and I am always surprised when I go outside!  I didn't know I loved peonies until I went out this morning and cut them :)  And they smell so good!

Have you ever seen light purple roses?  They remind me of those tiny purple, pastel marshmallows :)
I am sitting here, so totally content with where God has brought us over the last few months.  Windows open, the smell of fresh flowers, kids napping...these are all things I am thankful for right at this moment!   


  1. I LOVE Peonies! good job on your garden girl... I do NOT have a green thumb...oh how I wish I did!

  2. I love this post! Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. They're just so full and happy. And your garden is so cheery looking. :)