Even though my all time favorite color is green, I do no have a green thumb. I have been a killer of plants for a few years now, but my mother-in-law inspired me to embrace the dirt and turn it into something beautiful. I actually enjoy pulling weeds. Really, I do. I have even bartered with my mother. She is going to clean my bathrooms (all 3 of them!) in exchange for me doing her yard work. I looooove this deal! So thanks mom-in-law and mom!
In March, I began my quest. The first task at hand was conquering the weeds. These weeds were taller than most plants! Shovels had to be used to get down to the roots. It was bad but a wonderful fresh start!
In the following weeks, I purchased a bag of star-gazer lilies from Costco. This seemed like the simplest route to take. Dig a hole. Stick the bulb in. Cover it. Water it. Love it. Done. And it truly was this simple!
I planted these bulbs first thing in the morning about mid-March. Within two months, I had this little beauty…
And now, I have 18 of these bulbs blooming! It is so amazing to see these bloom knowing that I actually planted and tended to them! I have the gardening itch for sure now! I just have to develop more patience to wait for them to grow! That’s the worst part!
I like to think about how God looks upon His creation here. That though there are many many weeds, and this world is by no means how His original creation was, I like to think that with His help we are growing and maturing and bringing a smile to His face too.