Friday, April 1, 2011

Mom Keeping Me Company and My Veggie Garden

It's been cold here the last 3 days though I am sure cold for me is not the same as cold for you, but it was in the 50's, so I did not work outside at all. When I took out the garbage today and got that first sniff of fresh air, I realized that the nice weather is back. I got my mom from inside the house and sat her outside while I cleaned the mess on the deck, which was left by our terrential rain and storm 3 nights ago. Then I watered the plants.

Here is my mom with all smiles. I know I have said this before but doesn't she look good for a 92 year old woman? She will be 93 in 3 months.

She got cold after a while although it was only 71 degrees so I wrapped a blanket around her.

The iris continues to bloom.

Now, I have to show you my veggies that I planted more than a week ago, except for this strawberry that keeps coming back. See the little strawberries?

The parsley survived the winter but I planted new cilantros, chives and basil.

The rosemary thrives every year and keeps getting bigger. But do you know what is in front of it? I am not sure but it could be weed but it could also be stevia if my old one did not die. Can somebody tell me? Should I pull it out or leave it?

The grape vines are coming back.

I planted some tomatoes, hot pepper, eggplants, zucchini and lettuce.

I have thyme around the stepping stones too.

A view of the gazebo from the veggie garden.

See those stepping stones? I laid them one by one last year or was it the other year? And boy, they were really heavy! And walking down balancing yourself carrying a heavy one was not easy but I like how it looks plus it makes me go down easier now.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my vegetable garden. I am linking with Sherry for Home Sweet Home at

Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday at

and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays at

Thank you so much for hosting!


Terra said...

I admire all your tiny vegetables and herbs that you planted recently. That looks like a slide that goes into your swimming pool, I'm not sure. Yes, your mom looks very good, wow, 92.

Mary | Deep South Dish said...

Stopping by from Tootsie's place for Fertilizer Friday. I shared my azaleas on my other non-food blog "My New 30."

I think you've done a beautiful job with your gardens - everything looks lovely, and so does your mother!! I think she will be around for many more years yet. :)

Carol Murdock said...

CHRISTINE! MOM looks WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need to come visit with her on the patio!
We would have a good time! XOXO

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your Mother looks great - hope she continues to do well. Your garden looks like it is doing great. I have not seen any iris blooming here yet. I only have a few iris plants left, so not sure what they will do this Spring.
Have a great weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

All those vegetable...I am so envious!! I hope that my rosemary looks like that someday. I doubt it because it will die over the winter and I can't imagine it getting that big in one season. So...I am planting it in a pot and praying that it makes it through the winter in my house.

Are the raised beds surrounded by wood something new? I don't remember them from last year, but there was so much to see in your huge yard. I love all of the signs!


Unknown said...

Your mom is so beautiful! I do love your garden....I planted peppers a few weeks ago and was told it was too soon. I'm begining to wonder with this cold weather lingering on....i do have about 40 tomato plants sprouting in the house and I hope they do good this year. last year it was so hot they just dies out.
good luck to you and your garden :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved seeing your garden, Christine, but I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful mother. What a great smile! She does look young and happy, and who wouldn't be to have a daughter like you.


Sheila :-) said...

Your mother looks wonderful! I do beleive that is stevia in front of the rosemary. Everything looks great.

Lori said...

Nice to have your Mom with you. Gorgeous yard and setting. Saw you on charm of home.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your vegetable garden is amazing! I can't believe your mom is 92! She is *gorgeous*, and she has a lovely smile! I hope y'all are enjoying each other's company!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love looking at your garden, every way you look it's gorgeous. So nice to see your mom, she does look great. Hope you enjoy your time with her. Have a lovely weekend.

Marigene said...

Christine, your beautiful mother certainly doesn't look to be almost 93! Hope I look that great when I reach 92...

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Tootsie Time as participating in Fertiliser Friday and really enjoying meeting everyone else. Glorious photos, thanks for sharing, what a wonderful garden you have.

Custom Comforts said...

Everything so green and pretty. And the pool looks so inviting.

Rettabug said...

Bless your ♥, Christine! That is a lot of stuff to take care of!! You must have inherited your good health & genes from your mother. She DOES look great for almost 93, too. You're so lucky to still have her with you.


Lynn said...

How nice that you have your veggies in! We aim for May 15th here in Philly-enjoy:@)

Snap said...

Your mother is just beautiful. Love your herb and veggie garden! Well done!

The Tablescaper said...

There is something about the growth of Spring. The tiny, delicate buds. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Charm of Home said...

Your garden is wonderful Christine! I love herbs! It is all so neat and pretty! Your Mom looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up!

Traci said...

Your mom looks amazing for her age.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, I've said it before, and I'll say it again ~~ your mother is amazing! She looks wonderful! I still have trouble believing that she's as old as you say she is! She is such a trooper to have rebounded so well after those falls. Your yard and vegetable garden look beautiful! laurie

lvroftiques said...

Your mom doesn't look "good" Christine, she looks GREAT! She'd look good for 70!LOL! Vanna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl you know how I love to see that big smiles your Mama has..and she's beautiful my friend..I love seeing her once again..Thanks you..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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