I sometimes have to laugh when I reflect back on what our front yard looked like when we first moved into our home. Lots of grass, a palm tree and some boxwood shrubs under the kitchen nook window. Can you say....BORING! We added a little color here and there, but the big fun started when we planted our first set of collard greens.
That seems like light years ago, but it was really just a few years ago. Now, the yard is just a treasure trove of precious, little, edible plants nestled around and under what appears to be "real" landscaping. I just love to watch passers-by stop and stare. Some of them just can't help themselves, I see them stepping onto the pavered paths to peer deeper into the billows of greenery to confirm what they think they are seeing.
Yep, that's a cabbage :)
What are the odds...as I'm sitting here writing, I spotted a set of those passers-by. The hubby was outside and always loves to chat and share a little love with amazed neighbors. These ladies left with a bag full of greens.
When you spread the love, it comes back a hundred fold. This was on my doorstep this afternoon. It is such a gift to be able to share our blessings. We never expect anything in return, which makes it that much more special when something like this shows up at the door.
Sometimes, for a month or so, there will be a patch of bare soil just waiting for tiny seedlings to pop up from the darkness below. This is our neighbors little space. It is so exciting to me that they've gotten in on the fun!!
Then, in a matter of weeks, little sprouts become maturing plants holding promises of edible delight as they bask in the warm rays of Florida sunshine.
grew into lots of salads for us all Fall with more to come.
No matter what the season, I can count on knowing that a whole different array of delectable goodies will be on their way soon, and I will be blessed to participate in the joy of watching them grow from seed to table.
Here's a glimpse of this Spring
What will you be planting this Spring?