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Garden Anomolies

Double headed sunflower

Gardening is fun in lots of ways, but one of my favorites is finding the unusual or peculiar among the harvest.  Show them to my kids and peels of laughter or ooh’s and aahs’ find their way to my ears.  This summer we found a two-headed sunflower (my favorite this year), a dahlia flower that was half red and half white – split down the center, a pepper with an obvious deformity, and numerous tomatoes with odd growths.

While these are fun to look at, when it comes down to it, they’re still what they were made to be – the pepper was still a pepper, the tomato a tomato, and the sunflower a sunflower.  They just looked a little different, but inside they’re the same as the perfect looking one right next to them.  It’s a good reminder to me how we, as humans, are pretty much the same regardless of how we look or appear to others.  After all, we’re all made in God’s image.  And that’s pretty cool.

Odd looking pepper

So back to my funny looking produce – while I didn’t get photos of all of the them, I did take a few, and hope you enjoy them. I know others have seen some of the same things I have.  So if you have a favorite oddity you’ve found in your garden, let me know!  Post a link to it in your comment if you have a photo (keep it clean please). Should be fun to see.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 (NIV)

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Faith, Gardening, General

 

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It’s a Growing Garden. . .

I took my camera out as I walked around the garden yesterday.  It was such a beautifu morning and I wanted to snap some photos of what’s blooming and growing.  Here they are. . .

Fresh basil. . .it’s about time for some homemade pesto!

Black Eyed Susan is bright and cheery.

Tomatoes are starting to ripen. This heirloom Brandywine is peeking out from
the leaves and is almost ready!

One of my mom’s glads. . .beautiful.

Such pretty Zinnias!

This is the canteloupe that wouldn’t grow – or so I mistakenly told my son who had faith and planted the
seed from the melon in March, and saw it grow! Can’t wait to try it with him.

Peppers are finally getting a little size on them now. They’re looking good!

We’ll have tomatillos again this year. Looking forward to making some tomatillo sauce and salsa
for chicken enchiladas – yum!

A new favorite this year: PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Gardening, General

 

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