Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our Garden

Our Hope !
SEEDS for the Garden - - -
A few weeks ago, we filled two aluminum pans, and some left over containers from a six pack of flowers with potting soil.   Holes were punched in the bottoms of the pans so they could drain.

Inside the two pans full of potting soil; we emptied a packet of tomato seeds.  They are beginning to sprout, but the tomato plants are very tiny.  There are so many that we will need to find someone to share them with. 

Seeds sprouting - photo by Hazel

In the six pack, we placed some squash seeds that we had saved from last summer.  One is poking through and two others are almost ready.

While I was watering our seeds, I noticed our bushes of Viburnum all across our back fence are in full bloom.
Photo by Hazel
In a sheltered spot a pink bush is also in full bloom.  I am not good with names of plants, but you might recognize the pink bush.

Pink Bush photo by Hazel

On Sunday, I will break off enough from both of these bushes to make a nice bouquet for church.

Lemon Blossoms - Photo by Hazel
Also my two lemon trees are blossoming and smell so sweet.  I snapped a photo and hope you can see the bees that were tasting the nectar.  They are in the center of the photo.

Garden Spot photo by Hazel
Robert has rototilled our area where we will plant, and he will do one more run soon. 

I hope you can see that my chard on the left of the photo is doing well and is ready for another cutting.

It is amazing how a dead seed can come to life and bring beauty, smells, and delicious food for our lively-hood.  The dead will come alive!

I am reminded that God has promised us that the dead “In Christ,” will rise first, and then we who are alive and serving Jesus will be caught up with them in the air to meet our Lord.

 This post is shared with Ramona at Friendship Friday The theme is Gardens.

Also shared with Ann’s Food On Friday site.
You can find many hints and recipes. 



  1. Your garden is looking wonderful, Hazel! And those tomato seedlings look so healthy. My Dad always used to have a fun competition with my Grandpa to see whose tomato plants yielded tomatoes first each year :) Have a lovely weekend.

  2. I've never had a garden... but I do have two orange trees in the backyard! I love to smell them even though I'm allergic... You make gardening sound like fun... One of these days, Hazel. One of these days...

  3. Your nature is already something further than here in the Netherlands. 'No blooming bushes and trees here. But everyone is busy in the garden. I have seeds for mini-sunflowers and seeds for mini tomato.

    Thank you for your hopeful blog. Nice link to biblical truth.


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