The Southern Garden is In!

It's Metamorphosis Monday! Click on pic to see more on Between Naps on the Porch
It’s Metamorphosis Monday! Click on pic to see more on Between Naps on the Porch

Finally done! The rain finally stopped long enough for me to finish getting my garden in. It isn’t a really big garden but it is just right for my husband and me and a little extra to share. I’ve got lots of veggies and a few flowers. I’m so happy. It has been some back breaking work and dirty work but it has been a labor of love. I’m still looking for my scarecrow. I think he must be hiding!

To plant a garden is to believe in the future!

Here is the plot freshly tilled and turned.
Here is the plot freshly tilled and turned.

And here it is with soil amendments and mulched walking rows. Freshly planted and ready to grow!
And here it is with soil amendments and mulched walking rows. Freshly planted and ready to grow!

Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps,
Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.

Today’s Lagniappe: Strawberry Shortbread Cookies
Another great way to use those yummy strawberries.

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. sifted flour
Dash of salt
1 med. jar strawberry jam
1/2 c. nuts
Powdered sugar

Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add sifted flour and dash of salt; mix well. Spread 3/4 of the batter in oblong pan. Spread evenly. Then spread the jam; sprinkle nuts. Glob the remaining batter over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.






14 responses to “The Southern Garden is In!”

  1. Sofia Avatar

    Nice garden. I’m sure you can’t wait to have some fresh veggies from it.

  2. Chari Avatar

    Hello my friend…

    Ohh my…you have been busy!!! Do you feel like a farmer yet? Hehe!!! Putting a garden in is lots of work but Oooh…the fruits of your labor will make it all worthwhile!!! I wish you the best with your garden…may it produce lots of goodies for you!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  3. KBeau Avatar

    Hope you get a bountiful crop. And may the rain be just right.

  4. Denise@A Room With A View Avatar

    Very nice…can’t wait to see what grows! Good inspiration for me to get all my pots planted! Summer’s a comin’!

  5. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage Avatar

    Other than a few flowers, I don’t garden. I didn’t get the gardening gene, but I do love to eat all that fresh food. I just help my mom in her garden (that feeds an army).

  6. Melissa Miller Avatar

    That sounds great Christi!
    Your shortbread cookie cookie recipe sounds delicious as well. 🙂

  7. Sherrie Avatar

    How satisfying to have this done! Our weather has been so miserable this is just not possible yet.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Linda Avatar

    I love shortbread and I love strawberries, so that recipe must be fabulous! Linda

  9. Linderhof Avatar

    So what will you plant? Can’t wait to see the garden in summer when everything is green and growing!

  10. Misti of Studio M Designs Avatar

    Oh, how I wish we could do a garden this year. My husband is much better at it that I am. I do the inside, he does the outside…well until I “volunteered” to handle the outside this summer…what was I thinking?

    Looks great!


  11. Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage Avatar

    Good job on the tilling! :O)

  12. Kammy Avatar

    I bet you feel great getting that done…Could you come over and do mine ?? LOL….You will have to post more pictures after your garden grows :o)
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  13. Marsha Avatar

    That is hard work, but such sweet rewards!

    Happy strawberry picken time

  14. Robin Rane' ~ All Things Heart and Home Avatar

    The garden is exciting!
    The recipe sounds yumalicious! I’m having such fun with strawberries this year and this little recipe sounds like something I’d love doing!
    All Things Heart and Home

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