Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Its a learning process?????

Well, got a header on here that is way to big but can't figure out how to make it smaller. I also have several quilt pics that I could post but, can't figure out how to get them in the body of the posting. BUT, yesterday I had NO pictures and not a clue how to get any on here, so it is progress and I will keep trying. (maybe have to find someone to help!)

The huge sunflower is from a couple of summers ago. We have some this year also but they aren't quite as big. Gardening in Arizona is a real gamble so you never know what or how much you will get because when the temps get up there, not much survives at our house. This year we have all kinds of little grape tomaotes and a few cucumbers. Last year there were some and the year before bumper crops. So we put it in the ground and pray and if it doesn't produce, go to Sprouts and buy some veggies!!

The whole garden thing got started when ex teacher aide me, decided to teach my granddaughter about seeds. So we went to Target and bought an assortment that I knew would be different shapes and sizes, got cups and dirt and came home and planted, watered and watched. Low and behold, they grew!! So hubby askes me what I was planning on doing with them..............well, when I worked at the school, we just sent them home with the kids. Duh...........We gave up trying to grow anything in our garden plot a long time ago, but being the great grandpa he is, Dh bought wood and dirt and built a raised bed so we could plant the plants...........and we had beautiful sunflowers and cucumbers and squash. So the next year he built another bed and the year after he fixed them with shade and water. So my little seed experiment has grown into veggies that are worth about $50 a lb.............if they produce!!

Great thing is, our grandkids love the garden and look forward to it each year. Julia has a green thumb. She wanted to plant a seed out of one of her beloved Pink Lady apples. So we told her it would NOT grow and she said she still wanted to plant it and...............we have a start of a apple tree growning in a pot on the patio. It has survived two very hot AZ summers and a rather cold winter with frost. It is growning like crazy and she reminds us often that we said it wouldn't! I have a picture and if I ever figure out how..........will post it!!


flowers growning outside my kitchen window

grape tomatoes that we can't eat fast enough

a great husband who takes my projects the rest of the way................

watching little ones learn and discover at our hand

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