Sunday, August 7, 2011

In The Garden...



The garden, my garden, my personal little jungle, has been a source of great solace for me this summer. With all the bad news we hear on a daily basis, I am so blessed to be able to go outside, and garden. I have tilled the soil and fertilized, I have planted many Roma and Cherry tomatoes, the most aromatic Greek oregano, I have watered and waited impatiently for everything to start to grow. I have put in bamboo stakes, I have gently/firmly tied the growing vines with hemp string (many levels of tying), I have given them plant food. I have lovingly tended to the garden everyday that I have been home. It is just within the past week that I have picked eaten my very first Roma tomato and the very sweet Cherry's are also being plucked off the vine...already making an appearance in some tomato sauce. I have cut, tied, hung and dried a couple of bouquets of the oregano, which I added to what was left of last years' haul. Right now, it is pouring rain outside, and I am grateful for all that water, as I look from my window at the garden, my garden....

'Awake, north wind,
and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden
and taste its choice fruits.'

Song of Solomon 4:16

4 comments:

Tara Beaulieu said...

Isn't gardening the best? And I am LOVING all this rain today! (Except that I have to go out in it to pick some peppers lol)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

YES Tara...gardening is the best...I too am EXALTING in all the rain today...nuzzled in w/ a good book...hubby is out of town...ahhhhh...enjoy your pepper picking...the rain is predicted to let up by 'later'...:)))))

Azure Islands Designs said...

Enjoy the delicious haul from your hard work(even though you enjoyed doing it)Amy...I've never had a veggie garden other than when my son was around 5 he decided he wanted a garden so we planted green onions, carrots and something else, can't remember right now, but this is what he wanted to grow...it was small but well taken care of and we enjoyed the few things that actually grew as well as the time we spent tending the plants!!!

Hope all is calmer now for you.
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Heather, it has become more and more precious every year that I garden...I love the process, the tying of the vines, the sweet fragrances released from just 'working ' out there...and now, the 'fruits of my labor'..I WISH you could taste some of these tomatoes...glad that you had the opportunity when your son was young...:)))))

Yes, things have calmed down, but my cousin and Nicole are just entering into their 'new normal'...I'm headed to NYC on Wed. to help Mom move to New Jersey to a lovely place, Senior Living, which is closer to my brother...she moves on Friday...YIKES!!!!!