I did not know how much joy a garden could bring until recently! The excitement of seeing what you planted grow and flourish and biggest bonus- it changes daily, makes gardening so fun!
I obviously think gardening is more fun than Bailey does
Big thanks to my husband who helped me build this raised garden bed that has become my hobby!! We used this plan and soil combination (from pinterest, what did we do before that?) to plant*:
Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
Yellow crookneck Squash
Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomatoes
German Johnson Heirloom Tomatoes
*I bought all of my plants from Lowes (with a 10% military discount) and saved the receipt because they will replace your plant if it dies!
Here it was the day I planted everything April 9th and today May 15th!
In just a moth everything has doubled! Love this baby bell pepper!
What are you growing in your garden!?
After hearing about Briana’s trip to Carmel, I really wanted to go as well. I was fortunate enough to have a friend come visit and we went to Carmel for a day. We also went to Demetra Cafe, a Greek restaurant in Carmel after the strong recommendation and loved it!
I can’t get over how many gorgeous sites there are in California. It is such a pretty state. After dinner we watched an awesome sunset on the beach. I had to share.
That is one big artichoke!
If only you could actually eat it.
Castroville, California is the artichoke capital of the world and I had the pleasure of stopping by the Giant Artichoke Restaurant in Castroville. This giant artichoke, standing 20 feet tall and 12 feet across, holds the record for World’s Largest Artichoke. The restaurant here is a diner type place, but they are known for their fried artichoke hearts.
I am tempted to go to the Castroville Artichoke Festival! A day full of artichokes, cooking demos, wine and entertainment seems right up my alley.
While visiting San Francisco with one of my best friends, I captured the American flag in what I thought was a great picture. This photo was taken on the ferry to Alcatraz and in the background is San Francisco and the Bay Bridge. This photo just makes me smile, and elicits feelings of pride and admiration for the all the men and women who are dedicated to defending our country’s freedom.