Friday, June 1, 2007

in the garden

I don't really have a garden. I have a box of dirt in my back driveway, but it is more than I have ever had before and the raised bed makes gardening so much more pleasant. I grow vegetables and herbs mostly. Since my space is limited I do something new each year. This year I tried Fava beans. I just picked and used the first batch. You can read about it on my other blog, click on the beans.

I like how big bean plants get and with these fava beans I found myself thinking about the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, well, really just the part where he climbs the beanstalk. I wonder if there were beans on it, too and how huge they must have been. Just grabbing some of them on the way down could have fed his family for a good long time.

I am also growing snow peas, they are just starting to come out.

I love garden decorating, it is a good thing I only have a little space. Otherwise, I would cover my garden with all kinds of little ceramic and plastic animals and pretty iron and glass things. I already have a few. I love these little guys:

One day I am going to get one of the garden stakes from Jennifer Readington's Etsy Shop. I am just waiting for the right one. Oh and this. I love this:


4 comments:

michelle said...

This is my first visit. Lovely blog! Nice to meet you!

PonyBoy Press said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for coming by

chetanddot said...

Your garden creatures are so sweet! How were the beans by the way?

PonyBoy Press said...

They were good! I liked them alot. I braised them in olive oil and garlic.

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