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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gardening in Pots on Deck...

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion

It has been a while.  Life is moving on, steadily.  As you may have guessed, I have Multiple Sclerosis.  I have finally applied to retire, much against my will.  My neuro and the specialist at Mayo highly recommended it.  It is still difficult to give up a job I truly love.  My approval has not come in yet.
One of the things I have added to the deck this year are Key Lime trees.  The baby limes are much slower growing than I would have assumed.  And the trees are still blooming.  Here is one of the babies with a back drop of 8 year old fingers! 
My friend Marge and I went thrifting and I found this great little watering can.  With a few holes in the bottom, it has become a good home for a Munstead Lavender plant.  The photo also shows red and orange cherry tomatoes my Granddaughter and I picked.  We also have green ones that have a bit of a peach tint when ripe.
Bohnen Kraut!!!  I can't tell you how happy I was to find Summer Savory at the farmers market!  It found an immediate home out on the deck.  I first learned about it during my time in Germany and now I have some, it will be great in green beans (bohnen) and stuffings and pork and....
I love herbs.  My bay tree didn't make it after my surgery last year.  I was in the hospital longer than expected.  Right there in front is my new little bay tree.  Not the 6' tree that passed, but it will be one day.  Bruce knows I need more room and a greenhouse.  He is such a good man.

Thanks for stopping by.  I am trying to get back into this.  It is nice to go back and read my online journal.  God Bless.