Wednesday's In the Garden- Week 1

My paternal grandparents had the most lush city garden, and my parents a fabulous plot in the country. My maternal grandmother had a collection of potted produce on her deck. And, so I most certainly feel it is in my blood...this need I feel to get my hands dirty every day. The "work" I do now is the love of my life. But, if all my cameras were taken away and I had to choose another career I would wish to spend my days planting and growing; in someone's yard, a greenhouse, or a farm. It wouldn't matter at all as long as I came home each night smelling of soil, and herbs, and tomatoes.

Inspired by the links below, I am working harder to add more posts here (I really will try for Wednesday's) about what I am growing, what markets we are visiting (for local friends),  and what recipes we are experimenting with, in hopes that we can start a conversation about it all. I would love to know what is working for you too. How does your garden grow?

* For Lansing area friends: stop by Thursdays!
*One of my favorite gardending sites.
*My favorite catalog, especially for daydreaming in the late winter.
*A book that looks promising.
* And another for cooking your bounty... 
*Tonight's menu... chicken stir fry (using the rainbow chard above.)
xoxo- A.


Char said...

i wish my garden would do well, but alas something is eating it up that i cannot get rid of in a green way. so, i love to go to the farmer's market.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love your garden!

shanon said...

Gorgeous! And I know exactly how you feel.

Also, I wish I would have taken the time to shoot the basil I used to make my pesto tonight, but I haven't trained myself to slow down and document those types of moments. You are so good at it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alicia. Thank you for the reminders that life isn't actually terribly complex, and that it is possible to do what you love every day.

Love_Again said...

i love rainbow chard. vegetables are insanely beautiful..i really need to do some work on my garden..

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Oh! I know I love to garden as well! These pictures are beautiful and they definitely capture the excellence of gardening.

Hope you have a wonderful day-

Lupen Grainne said...

I love to garden too ! :)
I've been growing my own food for almost 20 years and it is so magical and so satisfying.
lovely pictures !

Laney Butler said...

We have a 25 row garden at my in-laws house and it's coming in really good this year! You've inspired me to photograph some of our grub :) I'll have to get that book, it does seem promising.

Anonymous said...

I am so very excited that you plan to try and update more frequently as I love your photos!

I too love to dig in the dirt and see things grow...must be common for photographers!

Love poems said...

i love gardening...thts my favourite hobby.