Enigmatic Postcard

One of my favorite things in the whole world is receiving mail.

Not bills or ads.

Anything that is personal.

Someone being thoughtful.

A couple of days ago my roomie brought in this little number!

Have any of you wise and wonderful beings seen these?

Neat and sweet.

Just a matter of One, Two, Three, wait and see.

And I received this from mi Madre! I’m enjoying all the thoughtful mail sent gifts.

Read up on these babies. Contender Beans poppin’ up every where.

I can’t wait to use them in a home cooked stirfry.

Our elephants are looking awesome! I love the trunk flowers.

There is so many sprouts growing up. Everyday I learn something new about my plants. The book mi Madre sent has been a great teacher for growing my plants in their ideal environments. The weather is not predictable but what I do can be.

HAPPY GARDENING FELLOW GREEN THUMBS!

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Snapshots in Another’s Sanctuary

I adore the garden our wonderful little household has created. It’s beautiful and life-giving. But what else I love is the inspirations of another’s wonderland. Here’s a few captured moments of my morning in my friends’ garden …

I love this pineapple!

Bloomin’ Beauties 

Just enchanting.

purple is my all time favorite.

so majestic.

I love the shade of pink,

or is it red.

clusters of pretty-ness!

Mini Jungle of Veg

They have a few of these pumpkins!

I can’t wait for ours to get that far along.

Hot Banana Peppers swishing in the breeze.

I believe these are another pepper, not sure if they’re Jalapenos though.

Cherry Tomatos !

I think these were the Yummy Bells.

Koi Fish and Turtles!

First time I got see them!

I hope you enjoy these joys I got to see this morning as much as I have.

My Wednesday Wonderland

THIS IS MY WEDNESDAY MORNING . . .

I can’t wait to make these suckers into Poppers.

They look delicious enough to eat.

Patience.

Henry amazes me every morning.

Another Cucumber!!!

My roomies’ Pineapple going crazy.

Corn.

Pumpkin.

Cantaloupe.

Lemon.

Cilantro.

Okra.

Carrots.

Snack Pack Gone Wild.

Counted 4 Watermelons birthing.

I LOVE TOMATOS!

This is Elton John our first Koi fish.

I got him for 5 bucks when he was teeny weeny.

He’s not teeny weeny any more!

Tranquility at its finest.

I hope you’re enjoying your garden just as much as I enjoy mine!

Experiment #2 : No Dirt, No Problem

My beginners instinct was to plant the entire packet of seeds.

I have now learned to save most and try out a few to start .

My first seed to sprout was one out of 4 packets of veggies I purchased.

Where this original lettuce sprout ended up growing was not a great place for the roots.

Now here he flourishes in my kitchen window . . . .

Windowsill.      

No Maintenance.      

Greatness.

MATERIALS :

  • Any Size Bottle (still has the lid)
  • Shower Squishy
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Fertilized Water

I like to give credit where credit is due. My boyfriend and I worked on this model off of this instructables idea.

http://www.instructables.com/id/hydroponic-lettuce-garden-from-plastic-bottles-Gr/

The only thing different is that we covered the entire bottle in aluminum foil instead of just around the bottom where the roots grow. This is to prevent algae growth.