This entry is for this month’s green mom’s carnival hosted by Anna Hackman at Green Talk. I admire Anna and her gardening and I absolutely love Anna’s very very funny stories in relationship to her garden trials and errors.
Last year when Green Mom’s wrote together about gardening I wrote about my brown thumb. Spring had it’s potential and usually I feel hopeful and optimistic despite my inability to really garden handicap, but the fact of the matter was I moved last year and left those garden attempts behind. As it turns out last year was pretty horrible weather wise and that garden yield was very small. If I had to actually eat from it. Gosh, I would have starved! What it did yield; a single zucchini, a few tomatoes, and some parsley – I gave to my former landlord.
Fast forward now a year later, I find myself challenged. Spring definitely inspires. I now own a home and the potential of having my own garden is pretty darn cool. I am wondering goodness where do I even begin? I want all kinds of garden successes! Thinking about what I’d like to do I can definitely see it’s a long term project. My budget is nill, my hands are only so strong and I still feel I don’t know what I might successfully yield. Thus ahead of me is a nature experiment at best! Wish me luck!
I have met some folks who are very enthusiastic about gardening here that I hope to learn from.
In the meantime my new home and it’s yard have kissed me with these wonderful springtime surprises, making me feel especially grateful for those who have lived here before and gardened.
my very own forest pansy redbud
a solo tulip reddening
the lacey buds of a maple tree
the daffodils from a few weeks ago
me and my shadow photographing the potential