Sunday, April 15, 2012

Garden Stroll

Yes, I have created a future gardener. She has it folks. I am talking about a green thumb. My little one planted the seeds, watered more than they needed but yesterday she harvested a basket of radishes. Now don't mention that radishes are one of the easiest things to grow but hey she's only three.


Here are the potatoes I am growing in the pot out back. They are taking off. About five inches of growth. I need to get some more potting soil in there and mulch up around them.


This gerber daisy is so old. I think about six years old. It just keeps coming back in this pot every year. First bloom of the year.





My husband is working this morning and just called. He asked would I be spending time with my chickens today. Of course. Their little place is around that corner. Do you think we have enough chicken signs? No missing where they live.



Ah petunias. Happy Sunday. Prayers to all my blogging friends in the midwest. I hope you all are safe after all those terrible storms.


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29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fabulous she is gardening. I love her radishes. Great job. Your garden looks wonderful, love all the pretty flowers and the chicken area is so cute. Hugs, Marty

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love the cheery pink of the petunias...and isn't your little one a talented gardener already, it's in the genes.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Debbiedoo's said...

That is awesome Elaine. I wish I would have paid more mind to my Mom when gardening. Those radishes look yummy!

Diana said...

Great looking harvest, and your backyard is beautiful!

Ann said...

What an abundant crop, and a little green thumb gardener. Wow that Gerber Daisy in a trooper coming back every year in that pot!The putinas are beautiful. We escaped the 12 tornados here in Kansas, they were on the ground around 130 miles from us!!
Have a good week

Ann

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Our little grand-daughter Bree is also 3 and she loves radishes!
They're fun at that age.

love all the chicken signs... we lost one of our baby chickens two nights ago. It was injured somehow on the inside of the new coop we built.
So now there are 12 ...

love the gerber daisy.
Pat

laurie said...

you have created such a cozy lovely nest, its just perfect and a love the chicken corner, you are an inspiration,

Cindy said...

Love the chickens signs! I have been looking for "chicken crossing" or "chickens at play". I have to try online next.

It's so nice that your daughter is interested in gardening. It will surely pay off when she is older too.
Have a great Sunday, Elaine!

The Boston Lady said...

So nice to see all those healthy plants and flowers. I had no idea that's what potatoes looked like from above ground! Ann

pembrokeshire lass said...

Love your garden and your little gardener. kids are wonderful aren't they...and their joy and sewing and reaping.....!!

It's All Connected said...

She cares for chickens and grows radishes! What an accomplished little girls and what wonderful life skills you are teaching her. ~ Maureen

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elaine,

Congratulations to you and the little gardener. Yaaaay! More green thumb people in this world!

Well, I have been doing some indoor gardening this weekend. My geraniums are huge and started blooming.
I am waiting for my bougainvilleas {yes, I have them growing inside an apartment here in T.O.} ha, ha, ha! They are also huge...
Can't wait for my pink blooms!


Gabriela

Ms. Redo said...

So glad your girl has a green thumb like her mom! Love those radishes, and your potatoes are coming along. The chicken signs are great! :)

Gina said...

Elaine, gardens are so delightful especially for children. When my children were little, they each chose a vegetable to grow and tend. Such wonderful days.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sweet post! Sunday blessings to you and your sweet family! I cannot watch the damage reports from Kansas...it is too upsetting as we approach the one year anniversary of the April 27 tornadoes. I have been thinking of those poor folks all day long andpraying for them, too.

You have chickens in your yard ? ;P

XO,
RJ

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your own little secret garden! Cute space! Love your flowers! xo

Cozy Little House said...

A cute space, and a cuter little gardener in the making!
Brenda

Shug said...

I think this is great...gardening is certainly making it's way back and it is great for our young kids to understand how good it can be.
Everything looks bright and (Bloomy) around your place..

Susanne said...

Beautiful harvest of radishes! Yes she does have a green thumb and she gets it from her mama, lol
Susanne :)

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Great looking radishes! I really like that pot hanging on your garden wall too. Have fun with you chickens today!

Kris said...

Way to go Q!!!! Are you keeping the "girls" out back in the coop all the time now?

ImSoVintage said...

I love it when the little ones take up gardening. It is hopefully, a habit that will stay with them throughout their loves.
Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am so proud of your 3 year old - it's how it starts...praise at a young age and watching how you do it.

Beautiful post!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, Elaine - how lovely - the radishes made me think of my little girl (turning 19 next month) her little hands planting radishes and carrots and then harvesting later with big grins! Precious! Love your flowers and especially the petunias! Gorgeous color. chickens...sigh....would love to have some! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Good for you to nurture a future gardener - her radishes look tasty!
I find your little sunlit table area outside very cozy.

Micupoftea~ said...

How fun to share a love of gardening with your family! Like your chicken signs :)

Sam I Am...... said...

Well, isn't she something! She's a great gardener off to a great start I'd say. My children gardened with me when they were growing up and some of them are gardeners to this day...even rooftop! You really have a green thumb and your flowers and plants are all so beautiful and healthy looking! I love those petunias...the color is fab! I have Gerbera Daisies blooming now too but they're an annual here. I still need to do the potatoes and green onion and celery thing. I had better get going!

Thrifty Frog said...

Robust radishes...she gardens better than I do! LOL! Hooray!
Enjoying your blog.
Huge green hugs,
Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog

Thrifty Frog said...

Robust radishes...she gardens better than I do! LOL! Hooray!
Enjoying your blog.
Huge green hugs,
Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog

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