Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mom and My Garden

Just wanted to share with you a couple of pictures.  Last weekend I finally got to work in the garden.  The weather was beautiful so I brought mom out to the garden and gave her a comfy chair and it was a wonderful day. 

We sat and talked about Grandmother and the wonderful gardens that the three of us planted.  She might be forgetting a lot of things but she remember how to plant a garden. 

There is tomato plants to the left of the picture.. and pepper plant at the top of the picture.   I have patio tomatoes in barrel to the left along with some sweet basil.   
the barresl to the left have mint and sweet banana peppers growing..  
I need to take a close up of the old plow in the middle sitting in front of a Texas Lilac........  I will do that when the lilac blooms.  

 Remember this?  I said I wanted to plant a Hosta garden.  Well I did along with a few other things...

An old school bench that has had many different homes here in my yard but I think it has found where it needs to be.  I put down some flat rocks and between the rocks planted some ground cover. Of course the duck and her babies had to sit in the shade.

 Where are the hostas you ask, well they are on the back side of the tree and I have many more to plant around the left hand side of the bench next to the fence.  I think it turned out kinda cute..........  don't ya? 

 Mom laughed and talked and wanted to know why I did not plant okra? so this coming Saturday we are headed back out there to plant some okra and some onions.  

Sunday we planted her flower boxes on her porch.  I will take some pictures... 

These days are a beautiful reminder of why I have my mom and dad out here.  Some days I think that it is me doing something for them but then the Father God gentles reminds me that they are doing something for me.  
What a precious gift the Father God has given me…….  I must remember that on the hard days………


  1. Love your wee garden in progress and what wonderful quality time with yer mum.

  2. Sort of a picture of our lives, would you agree? Empty and desert-like until the The Gardener comes along and beautifies them. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your day with your mom. Laughter is good medicine.

  3. Guess you could say it's good "medicine" for everyone...I love what you said about doing something for your parents but God reminds you they're doing something for you...good stuff there!!


  4. ...and you're so right. I lost both my parents and how I wish they were here with me. Your garden is coming along nicely.

  5. My Mother was a gardener, too. We worked together many times. How blessed you were on this day, my friend. Are you journaling? If not, I would recommend that you do because you'll want to go back and read about days like this when they're gone.
    My Mother was 21 when I was born. Her Birthday is May 14th. Yesterday, Daughter and I were talking about the fact that God called her home, too soon for us, but then we'd never be ready, would we. She would have been 82 this year. She has been gone almost 5 years.
    Mama Bear

  6. Oh honey...sounds like a wonderful time you had with your mother! I so miss my mom and her help with my garden...right now it looks like crap!!!

    Big hugz,

  7. I really needed to be told what you blogged about today, Denise. How nice that you could share the garden. I love your sweet settings. They'll really be pretty when things begin to bloom. Diane

  8. I love the garden and the bench reminds me of the school benches we used to have in school. Your mom looks happy so glad you can spend the time with her and remember the good times.

  9. I loved this post, Denise...such a sweet time with your mom...precious memories shared...and made...

    Love the garden pics!

  10. LOVE IT!!!!!!
    Arent parents just one of the many great gifts that God gives us?!
    your mom looks just so cuddley....
    and I agree with her plant some okra and red onions, then send me some, nothing better than fresh okra & red onion grown in Oklahoma!! MAN.....I love Oklahoma, I love the people and life there.

    I LOVE YOU!!
    Hugs to you ~

  11. Denise....I just loved this post....
    such wonderful memories with your Mom you have made to cherish. You are also doing a good job with your gardens...I need to get myself inspired to do the same. Blessings to you, my sweet friend.

  12. Sometimes things are so much more than they seem. That life your planting is more than just what is in the soil.
    Your mom remembers gardening. I understand this. It is a good peace that transforms us during those hours tilling and tending the earth and the sustenance there of. You know your so right. There are many many roses along with those nasty thorns.

    the minuet around the tree is so adorable!
    Makes my creative juices quench the dull drums

  13. Very nice - I love hostas too - they're FINALLY noticeable - poof - they came up. That's a great idea to put tomatoes in those 1/2 barrels - I'm going to put some lavender around my planted garden area. Do you use real soil in those barrels or just the potting soil? I would think that they may need REAL soil to thrive well - but that's just my thots on the matter. God bless and your Mom looks GREAT!

  14. Hubby planted quite a few hostas last year - they are beautiful.

    Such a great picture of your mom and such a lovely day you had with her!

  15. Loved this glad that I stopped by...
    Stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day...
    Have a few hours to blog hop and nothing makes me happier.
    I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY that I will be drawing for on Sunday night.

  16. Hey...I haven't been in blogland for a while so I wanted to stop by and say hello! Love the pictures...and the one of your mom was so sweet. Much love! Happy Mother's Day!!

  17. What a lovely day in the garden you had with your mom. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day....blessings to you and yours. hugs, Linda

  18. That is great, and love the photo of your dear mom, treasure her while you can, I sure miss mine, wish she were still her to enjoy our lovely flowers. Hugs and glad you had a good day.
    Hugs Barbara

  19. Denise, love the way your garden is coming along. Mine is completely over grown with green and you can barely see my walkways. I am going to Crowley just so I can sit and cut back all the creeping jenny and ivy. Grass would not grow because of my neighbors trees behind me, so I just planted a lot of different greens and vines. I lost my hostas in the freeze, but hoping a few bulbs survived.
    I see the doctor on Thursday and will let you know what he decides to do. Prayers Please. Hugs, Pat

  20. Denise...
    I'm smiling at "EVERYthing THAT'S growing and blossoming in your garden."
    Your Mommas beautiful... and so is her daughter.

  21. Hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day! Stop On Over I'm having a Virtual Baby Shower for my daughter Breezy, games and prizes, would love to see you there! Let's Get This Party Started!! Hugs, Diane

  22. Hi,Denise.I´m from Argentina,sorry for my english,please.Your garden and mom are sweet.I´love my mom and garden too.Is beautiful your blog.Adios!!
    PD: visit me!!!

  23. Checkin in to say YOOOHOOO!
    Hope all is calm in Oklahoma today.
    Love ya like....
    a bed of pretty hostas, and fun in the SON.
    <*)))>< holykisses to you and your Momma!

  24. Love your garden. That spot under the tree is precious and your time with your parents too. God is so good.


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