It’s my favorite time of gardening season right now. Not only do I love all the colors popping up everywhere but it is so amazing to me to watch a seedling pop out of the dirt and start developing into what God designed it to be. I find it awe-inspiring to think that in every tiny little seed the DNA is already programmed for what it must become. A nasturtium seed can’t turn into a pansy or a chive can’t turn into a tomato. God is an outstanding designer and His wisdom is beyond anything I can imagine.
Even when I first plant my seeds I tend to them like they were my own child. When those seedlings pop their cute little heads out of the dirt they become my babies and it is so much fun to watch them struggle to get out of the dirt and then start morphing into the herb, fruit, flower or veggie they are meant to be. It is miraculous to me and I am thankful to be able to grow things that we can eat and for beauty.
Around this time of year, I get a hankering to take some macro photos of what’s growing and blooming on our property. This year the colors and textures didn’t disappoint!
Come with me on a Spring Photo Safari!
Red Cabbage Babies
Colorado Mix Flowers
Baby Basil ~ my cuties
Chives that overwintered and have already been used a lot in our homemade ranch!
Tom Thumb Pea babies peeking out
The starting of a Fuji Apple blossom and leaves
Pink beauty Elberta Peach leaves and blossoms
Even these guys have their own beauty. Did you know that Dandelion leaves (that haven’t been sprayed) are edible and extremely nutritious?
Tulips ~ one of my three favorite flowers
I planted these in the fall and for the life of me, I cannot remember what they’re called. They are so delicate and unique and I love their color.
This is less than a third of what we are growing this year. Thanks to the help of my when to plant chart I shared with you at this post, I am planting in waves this year so I get to enjoy the miniature seedlings for a long time!