I started a garden.
This news is HUGE! If you know me AT ALL, you know I am not the “gardener” type.
I grew up shadowing two beautiful women, my mother and grandmother. I shadowed them and embraced everything they stood for, except gardening. They both had/have flourishing gardens, have flown to other countries to visit flourishing gardens and know every singe name of every single flower/plant out there. A great afternoon to them is getting their hands in the dirt. This has never been me. I actually swore off gardening when I was a testy pre-teen. “I will NEVER EVER have a garden or buy a flower of ANY kind!” Now, I’m 25 and I’m going to humbly take back those words, re-open my memory bank and try to recall everything they spoke of when chatting about their gardens. They always said, “One day, Hannah. One day!” The day has come and I am so excited to get my hands in the dirt and make a garden, Vegetable Garden to be exact.
One of my New Years Resolutions is to be more “sustainable” in the year 2013. It’s so vogue right now! Everyone, everywhere is trying to be environmentally conscious and sustainable. I’m going to join in with the crowd on this one. When we moved into our little bungalo-style home. Our garden was full of grass/weeds/vegetables I will never use. So I decided to start fresh and pull everything out, except for the beautiful papaya tree. I LOVE papayas and I’m going to baby that tree until it makes me some tasty ones. And I left an amazing rosemary bush that I’ve been getting rosemary off of almost every night to cook.
Here’s what my garden looks like now— It’s tiny & barren 🙁
My tiny garden plot…
This will SOON change! I have starts of different flowers and veggies (see pic below) and I’ve planted butter lettuce, Tomato plants, Basil, Cilantro, Cucumber, Peppers AND lavender. I’m really excited to see my little buds pop up and even more excited to have a garden I can eat out of!
Starts of something yummy 🙂
I’ll keep you posted on my adventures with this garden and my all around excitement going green this upcoming year!
Do you have a garden? Tell me about it! Let’s connect!
XO ~ Hannah