Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring is springing

Hey Friends,

Sarah went out to our small backyard the other day and smelled the jasmine before she saw it, and she was quite excited. We planted two jasmine bushes flanking our back gate over two years ago and only this year are we seeing the flowers, called "Confederate Flowers" after the star on the Confederate flag (we are in the South after all). Sarah is a fan of the scent.
Some of our other flowers and plants are also thriving, including the series of herbs we've planted and are using in our cooking. I'd be the first to admit that I did NOT inherit a green thumb from my parents (Sarah would say the same about herself)...something they lament...I loathed pulling weeds, but there is a satisfaction in seeing things you plant, grow and bear fruit.

I hope your spring is producing not only fruit in your gardens but also your lives as well as the "field" God has placed you in. If our experience is the case, you don't have to have a green thumb to bear fruit.

Kirk & Sarah


Danidoodle said...

I love all the pots of plants! I have been expanding my collection on the back porch, too. It seems like less work than poor Brian having to build me another set of raised beds. I'm excited about the chamomile,mint, spearmint, and lemon balm coming up!

Wish i could share some seedlings with you. I was a little overzealous in my seed planting!


Nobody said...

Looks awesome. It is just starting to get springy enough to do anything with plants here. Still had hard frost recently. Your gardening efforts are inspiring!