Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Green Thumb and Back to School

My dream garden...

The vegetable garden at 
Abundance of la Chatonniere, 
where each segment of the leaf is either 
vegetables, herbs, or fruit...

I am blessed with a husband that has a green thumb 
( I know I don't). We added on to our small box planter this fall. Part of our inspiration came from my visit to
 Box Garden Organics in search of some different more gourmet organic seeds. We went a little crazy, and decided we needed more space.

Here are some of the beauties that we purchased...
I am so excited, I hope that they will all do well in our desert climate (they are supposed to). Shopping in Grizz's store was like visiting a candy shop for me :)

(photos via box garden organics)

And here is our plot... Not quite like Abundance of la Chatonniere, but good enough for me!
We have some sprouts shooting up already, I can't wait!

School is back for us this week,
I always forget what a shock it is to get back into military scheduling. Off to 5th and 8th Grades, I don't know where the time goes...sigh.

I will update on the garden! Are you doing any planting this fall?




  1. Oh mon ami I'm swooning over your raised gardens ... loving the stone work. September in our corner of the world is about harvesting ...and planting mums in the garden.

    Your boys are growing up so fast !!! time certainly does fly by. Here the Godchildren and nephews and nieces will be going back to school first week of Sept. hugs, Celia M. (HHL)


    My goodness, when I saw your comment late last night, I was so ecstatic! I'm so happy to see you!

    The boys are back in school! I went back a week early this year (and we'll be getting out the last week of MAY!) - I love teaching the high school classes. These adolescents are just gems. And your guys, they look like middle schoolers?

    Your garden idea is fabulous. And those lush and colorful veggies are not only healthy but so gorgeous to look at. I love connecting with the earth.

    My sweet friend, I always think of you when I see my little gray, lavender-filled pillow that sits on my antique French golden chair.

    Bless you!!! Sweet September, Anita


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