{garden girl}

I got accepted into the Master Gardener Program and class starts tomorrow!! I am super happy and can't wait to see where this might take me.

Here's a peak at what I just picked fresh from my garden~

Super yummy, fresh cherry tomatoes~
They're coming out of my ears~Oh and some fresh Basil~I figured they would taste great together in my take on a Caprese Salad~
Organic Cherry Tomatoes
Low fat Feta
Balsamic Vinegar
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Fresh and oh so summery!!

Now I have to be perfectly honest with you....
at the beginning of each season I have all these glorious ideas swirling in my head about what my garden will look like. Yet, as the season wears on it always seems to end up looking like this~Total chaos~Herbs going everywhere.....tomatoes all over the place~Flowers falling over...plants just crammed in!

Now what I really envision creating is something more like.....

borders that look like this~ Cottage and cute!
Maybe a raised bed garden that looks like this~flickr
Seriously, if that doesn't make you want to eat healthfully, I don't know what would!
Look how ingenious this gardener is~ flickr
They have used all sorts of simple things to make a super effective and cute garden~ Now these raised beds are just perfect~
Just look at the lettuce you can grow in such small space!
I am inspired.....
Next weekend I am tearing out my whole garden and building some raised beds. I am determined to have more vegetables in a much cuter space! Come on now, I am going to be in the Master Gardener Program surely my garden should be a little more stylish~

How does your garden grow??!!

Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed. ~Lewis Gannit


  1. Congrats, Lady!! I know you'll do great things.

  2. great plans!
    cant wait to follow your progress
    happy gardening

  3. congrats on this adventure!

    very fun...

    we just have a couple aloe plants and a ponytail palm going at the moment...

    can't seem to keep herbs going :(

  4. I'm so happy you're back! Good luck with your class. . .I can't wait to see the garden to come, even though I must admit, even the "chaos" looks beautiful to me! <3


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I really appreciate your thoughts:):)