Fertile Fridays: May Showers Bring June Flowers?

| May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

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Between rain and a nasty virus going around our house most of the week, I’ve barely looked outside — let alone ventured beyond my front door. Seriously. It’s been brutal. But today, the rain finally subsided and the sunlight started to stream through the clouds again … so out we went. (What you can’t see in the above photo is that Paige is harboring a bit of the cabbage leaf in her tightly clenched hand … Silly girl)

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We’re growing impatient for something to produce an edible food for us. The cabbage is growing wider than I imagined it would, but isn’t yet curling into that tight, familiar ball that we expect. Hopefully it will soon. Have I mentioned how impatient we are for these plants to become our food?

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Meanwhile the broccoli is about the size of Will’s fist. I am guessing that we should be harvesting that in 2-3 weeks. I can hardly wait (and neither can Will, who was wondering today if it was big enough yet … not yet, bud).

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Elsewhere in the garden, the catmint has sprouted it’s pretty purple flowers. I am on the hunt for some recipes to eat this herb (yes, it is edible … and for humans). If you know of any, please let me know.

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Last weekend, Shawn and I cleaned up a long bed by the house and Shawn mulched it. I cannot tell you what an improvement it is.

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There are flowers blossoming everywhere, in all hues and shapes. For the first time ever, I am appreciating the bright, vibrant, electric blooms of the rhododendrons planted in a neat row by our house.

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But, if you don’t mind, our weekend is starting and we’ve been cooped up all week. Naturally, we can’t wait to stretch our legs and breathe in the fresh May air. So, off we go … have a good one.

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  1. Looks like you have some great garden helpers!

  2. Everything looks gorgeous! I can’t believe how big the kids are getting!

  3. I’d love to gush about those pretty veggies, but I’m smitten with your little ones. :)

  4. Josephine says:

    I can’t believe how amazing your yard looks! You guys have done a great transformation to your yard.

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