Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day came early this year, just like last year. Mike started his gardening project in March. He said he wasn’t going to plant a lot, just a few things at first. He planted one tomato plant, lettuce seeds, Asian melon, and strawberry plants. He then transplanted some jalapeno plants that survived last summer’s drought and the winter cold.

By April 28th the strawberry plant had taken hold and started to look lush and green. Pretty little white flower buds peeked boldly out from behind vivid green foliage. Every time I stepped out into the yard, my heart sang a merry little tune.

Tiny yellow flower buds had popped open on the tomato plant a couple of weeks earlier. Now there was a nice little tomato making its appearance, just as cute as you please. Needless to say, I watered, watched, and waited.

My cute little tomato bud had turned into a full-blown salad filler by April 28th. So I watered, watched and, waited some more … patiently.

The only thing to do now is give it time to grow a little more – and turn red. The salad bowl is ready, so is my stomach. It’s time to stop now I’m making myself hungry here.

So, what am I getting for Mother’s Day? I already have it, way early. Thanks to Mike I have a beautiful garden to enjoy. 

Happy Mother's Day everyone. I hope your day is filled with love and happiness!


  1. Blessings and happy mother's day. OMG I just realized I didn't get my mother anything, holy crap. Hmmmm well now lets see I always have new purchases stashed away so I'll have to check out what is there that is suited specifically for her. As for what am getting ha, well its always combined with my birthday so whatever i get for my birthday doubles as my mother's day, so we'll see.

    have a good one and congrats on the garden.

    stay blessed

  2. Wish I was close enough to enjoy some of those salad fillers! Sounds beautiful and delicious!
    Happy Mother's Day to you; you deserve the best today and every day!

  3. Plants are the best gifts ever!!!! I just ordered your book and am looking forward to reading it.. Happy Mothers Day!...Michelle

  4. Happy Mother's Day Dell and see you on Squidoo.

  5. Thanks Rap, good to see you. Keeping new purchases stashed away is a good idea. I used to do that and it saved the day many times.

  6. Momsweb, thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments.

    Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  7. Happy Mothers Day to you too, Michelle. Thanks for coming by.

    WOW, you bought my book!?!! That's awesome, I sure hope you enjoy it. When you see it and finish reading it, you're going to sit right down and write your own.

    It'll make you say..."I can do THAT!"

    Thank you.

  8. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Maria. I'm so glad you came by.

  9. Sweet post. :-) I'm sure that salad will be really good.

    Have a happy Mother's Day.

  10. Blessings my friend am back like an old penny.

    Got an award for you. The Liebster Award, liebster is said to mean beloved, favorite.

    I am also tagging you in the eleven game. So your it. See rules

  11. Happy Mother's Day!! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. The strawberry plant is looking nice...we just planted one in our backyard and it's growing - slowly but surely.

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

  12. Happy Mothers Day!! And you have jalapeno plants? Wow, now that's something I'd like in my garden. xo

  13. Leona, Happy Mother's Day and I hope your day was very special! What a beautiful gift. You'll remember it each time you eat a salad. (((hugs)))

  14. You had a blessed Mother's Day with the love of your family and that makes me smile.

    I came to thank you for coming to see me and check on Mom. She still misses me and she always will I think. She does have Katie Isabella though to love and be loved by.
    xoxoxox to you my dear friend.

  15. I love watching things grow in the garden too. Our tomatoes have not done well though. The birds kept waiting for the fruits to show any sign of red. I've got a pineapple that's just about ready to be picked. I think that and the lemons are the only things the birds won't eat.

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