"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Beauties









Why do I love it so much when my hands are dirty? Digging into the Earth is such a stress reliever for me. I have been very busy lately digging, pruning, and weeding. I have also been planting my vegetable garden, which has been expanded thanks to my husband's workout with the rototiller.
I love to make homemade salsa, and my family devours it. A few years ago I started planting a "salsa garden", full of everything I need to make my salsa~ tomatoes, several different varieties of peppers (including habaneros), cilantro, onions, and garlic. The only thing I need to buy for it is limes...Michigan's harsh climate does not support citrus trees.
This year I expanded my veggie garden to include beans, peas, spinich, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, broccoli, swiss chard, and of course my lovely asparagus patch (my favorite). I do not have enough room to grow melons or corn, but we have the nicest farmer that sells his produce in our village square and we buy melons and corn from him.
I also have a nice herb garden with chives, mint, lemon balm, oregano, several different basils, several sages, and am hoping to expand that (maybe not this year) to include lavender and dill.
Having a garden is a work in progress and each year I find something that I want to change or add. My yard and gardens are like a huge art project for me. Our yard was pretty much void of any flowers when we moved in, save for some daffodils. I have planted over one hundred different varieties of flowers in our yard and have had so much fun making it beautiful. I have big plans for our yard in the future...now I just need to get my husband to weld some garden art and trellises.

12 comments:

mermaiden said...

oh beautybeautybeauty! i want a zoomed out view of the whole magical place.

waterwaif said...

I would LOVE to see a panoramic shot of your garden, too!

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

I too have soiled myselfie dear Shannongypsy!



ever K

Faerie♥Kat said...

Peeking through the magical looking glass of bloggy is like stepping into a wonderland of cool deliciousness! Not a single one of those beauties will grow here in hot and humid Floridisaster. We are finally having a storm today, but it is making more noise than moisture (and so is scaring the bejeebies out of one of my little doggies).

BrassyBeads said...

Salsa with garden fresh ingredients? Oh that must be amazing!!

aquariann said...

Gorgeous photos!! Your garden sounds lovely. I dream of one for my very own, but I can't get past the getting dirty or playing with bugs thing yet. *shudder*

In the Light of the Moon said...

Have I mentioned I kill cactus..YES ,Its true.I just dont have that green thumb...but wow have you inspired me!!Plus make sure you ket us know next time your making salsa...I'm sure we can all come for a visit..Ill bring the chips!Yum!Hugs-Cat

MiddleEarthsJewels said...

oohh I'm so jealous..and feeling guilty, too. Everything grows soo well here..but so do the weeds and bugs (and weird fungus disease that just attacked my wild roses.) Actually avoid going outside..so neglected!
Would love to see a panoramic view, too..

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments.
I will post a panoramic view, but you will have to wait a while longer. Things are just getting underway here in Michigan. Wait till my roses and lilies are in bloom, and my veggies are in full swing!

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

Umm...I mean, I too have had my hands in dirt. I have a plant I call Peter.

ruthie said...

I feel so exactly the same, working in the garden is the one place i loose myself completely. At the end of the day i came wander inside tired, aching but oh so happy and feeling peaceful and at one with the world and mother nature. x

Antique ART Garden said...

Very industrious of you to plant a garden that is useful , mine is only decorative...but does feed the senses and the spirit. My garden brings me closer to God, beautiful photos you have. Gina

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