❀Easter and Cultivating Love, Renewal and Hope~in your Garden❀


Hope you and your families have the most joyous Easter~❀

I just love these old vintage cards of Easter Past~❀

This weekend was fun shopping for what to plant in our garden.  In the past I have started several from seed. We bought our garden plants from our local Virginia Beach feed and seed store, as well as starting a few from seed.  This is eye candy to the gardener. Excitement filled me as if it was Christmas morning.  I woke up at 5 am Saturday am in anticipation of planting day, and to go to pick our choices out.


So many things to look at.  A feast for the eyes these lovely flowers and plants mark this spiritual renewal time of year!


As you Cultivate your Garden remember to turn in the soil, with the compost. We decided finally to break down and purchase a small tiller at the local Sears Outlet place which was a good deal and refurbished and a savings on our backs.

Image.If you are lucky enough you own a cow, if not you go to your local feed and seed store and find that magic Black Texas Gold or proper name is Black Kow otherwise known as Cow Manure.  We were advised by store owner mainly dig a hole and put this in first before you add your tomatoes and it works its magic. Patience.   Image

We cultivated and planted in our garden this past Saturday by planting in Spinach, Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Beets, Lettuce, Kale, and different assortment of Peppers along with some different types of marigolds for natural bug protection.

By the time Sunday rolled around we had to tend to our regular chores of going to the grocery store and feeling the pain in our legs and backs, realizing we just aren’t as young as we’d all like to think, our bodies have a way of reminding us.


Afterwards we were very happy to have our garden in the ground and are looking forward to the abundance of the harvest! We sat down and took a break as we had primed the well and watered the garden for the first time.  Now time to wait and feed on occasion and patience.


This giant bunny card would scare me to death as a child looks like a scary or may be rabid bunny.  Funny the graphics on the vintage cards.


We were very grateful to be able to join in the festivities of our youngest grandsons “Alder” first birthday party by singing happy birthday along with the other grandparents via technology of Face-time, and iphone. It is a pleasure to met you through this technology as we met the other grandparents it was lovely!  My daughter was creative as usual and Alder seemed to love the orange part the best, but with dad’s help he dug right in to the cake. Look forward to our visit so we can squeeze on him in person!

Alders 1 Year old cake

It is great to live in this day of technology but also great to enjoy Nature as much as you can.  The Beauty of the outdoors brings all of us such joy as well as recharges us, it provides Vitamin D which staves off depression, exercising or working in your yard sets off endorphins in the brain which gives you that well being feeling, much like meditation. Maybe it would have helped with the rabid bunny.


As you gather in around your family this holiday soak in the joy of being with them. Life changes we all get old, some of us get ill, as we try to live the best we can by loving as an example.  Remember “Kindness and Humanity”, is the best religion you can have and show, all of us are fighting some sort of battle. Laughing is the best medicine for us all.  Don’t take life too seriously, remember none of us are getting out alive. Nature will fill your soul.

This poor vintage card shows a girl hatched out of an egg and proceeding to put a flowery rose crown on a boy riding a lamb.  Who says our forefathers didn’t have a sense of humor.  I guess this is to simulate the spring awakening cracking of an egg or maybe breakfast? Does the chicken come before the girl?


Happy Joyous Cultivating in your Garden~!! ❀

Happy Upcoming Easter Holiday to you and your families!!❀


Enjoy this Spiritual Time of Year! Time to count the eggs out for our Annual Easter Egg hunt with the Local Grandchildren!

While you garden you have a gardening angel

Keep your Gardening Angel with you this time of year~ Happy Spring and Renewal!

Happy Easter

ƸӜƷ~Happy Gardening til Next Time~❀❀❀~ƸӜƷ



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