Thursday, October 27, 2011

Planting Vineyards

I know that it's fall and winter is close upon us, but I always start getting the spring gardening bud early-- and throughout the winter it just keeps stronger. By February I succumb and buy too many seed packages and nursery plants to be mailed in May. Now, as I sit and look out the window at my backyard, I dream of lush vegetable gardens and thick cottage garden flower beds. In my dreams, everything is neat and weed free, but in reality, I'll plant too much in the spring and then be overwhelmed with weeding and watering during the summer.

Since our little house has a great backyard, and was a blank slate landscaping-wise when we moved in, a lot of my gardening time has been spent establishing flower beds and trying to get my lawn to be thick and healthy. Even though I didn't plant a vegetable garden this year, I did plant an apple tree in the front yard as well as a small berry patch in the back. 

I planted three blackberry vines and an elderberry (I don't even know if that's edible, but the plant was pretty). Of course none of them bore fruit, but the idea that in a year or two my little vines will be bushy, spread out along the east fence and be laden with fruit... that idea makes me giddy.




16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:16

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What am I doing for 31 Days?
Spending it with the Proverbs 31 Woman.
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