Friday, June 13, 2008
When Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife announced that she was going to host a Garden Party, my first thought was, well I'll check out other's gardens but all my plants will probably be dead by June. I don't have a green thumb people! But low and behold some of my plants are still living and so I figured, why not?
I bought these hanging baskets on the clearance rack at Lowes. They were $4 a piece and they are some hardy little suckers. Poor things have to be, they've been on the brink of death many times! Here in dry, hot south Ga. if you don't water your plants every single day, they won't survive and sometimes I just forget!!! That's why I didn't take a close-up!
This is my FA-vorite! This hydrangea was in a pot and was used as one of the table centerpieces at our rehearsal dinner. I planted 2 of them and naturally only one survived. When I planted it almost 3 years ago, it was the most beautiful shade of blue. This year the blossoms are turning purple. I know it all has to do with the acidity in the soil and maybe someday I'll care enough to do whatever it takes to turn it blue. But for now I'm just thrilled that it has 2 beautiful blooms!
Now to the backyard!!
I don't know what kind of plants these are but they're doing exactly what I'd hoped they'd do!
I love how they're all flowy except the one on the top stair. It's growing up and not cooperating! But they still look pretty and I love the purple blooms!
Now I can't take any credit for the next plants you are about to see. My wonderful hubby decided to plants some tomatos, eggplants and bell peppers. Who knew that there would be a recall on tomatos this summer and because of awesome husband, we don't have to go without! Because in this house, we LOVE us some "manos". (Caleb-ese)
There are about 11 tomatos growing right now and 3 bell peppers! We've already enjoyed the fruits of my hubby's labor and had a tomato. I'm fighting the urge to take one of those green ones and whip up a batch of fried green tomatos! I didn't put a picture of the eggplant because 1) there's nothing to see yet, we probably won't get and eggplant until Sept. 2)I have a SERIOUS aversion to eggplant thanks to a mission trip to the Ukraine in 92. Just ask my dad! I'm not even sure why Steven planted one!
Thanks for stopping by and remember no matter how your garden grows,
keep the main thing the main thing!
Oh yeah, please be praying for us this weekend. We're heading out this afternoon on a retreat with our youth group.
Did I mention that we'll be in cabins.....on a lake.....with teenagers......and it's Friday the 13th???!! I'm not worried, really, all those 80's horror movies haven't affected me one bit!!!
Seriously, pray for the teens and for those of us who will be sharing with them!
Love y'all, have grrrreeeat weekend!