As you saw last week, we are steadily working on that screened porch, but in between that project, this hard-working Daddy o’ mine is going strong in his garden. I stopped over there recently and saw the progress and had to show you all what else he’s up to. This man has been gardening for probably 50 years, certainly a long as I can remember and eating these home grown veggies has to have an important impact on my parents health. I’m totally convinced of that.
They have 2 gardens, one here in Georgia and an even bigger one up in North Carolina at their mountain home. My daddy thrives on working in that garden and I don’t think he’ll stop until his body just won’t keep working. I sure hope that’s not anytime soon. It will be a sad day indeed when that happens.
All these pics were taken with my iPhone, so not the best, but enjoy!
He was hoeing away and said he was trying to keep the weeds at bay. It’s time for another rain too, in spite of our really rainy spring. Rain, don’t stop now! These gardens need to be refreshed.
Daddy says they’ve already picked a few squash for supper.
Those Kiawoh blackberries that came over from AL are really busting out this year and are loaded. So glad we took the time to bring those with us and get them established in GA.
These ginormous blackberries are a real treat.
The muscadine vines are green and lush this year too.
Squash, zucchini, tomatoes, beans, lots of great things going in here.
We all look forward to the tomatoes coming in, that’s probably my most fave home grown veggie.
He’s got LOTS of tomatoes growing.
Look at these clusters of green tomatoes already! Yum, can’t wait.
Mom came out to take a look too. The garden is looking good. That’s the storage house that had all my stuff in it. I still haven’t completely cleaned it out yet. Our family likes to collect things, so I’m sure it will never be empty.
They’ve got blueberry bushes here too and they are loaded again.
Blueberries and huge fig trees.
See how big these fig trees are? Massive and they are always loaded too.
The oakleaf hydrangeas are gorgeous! This one was dug up from my old house in Birmingham and I’m planning to get a cutting of it for my new house too. I just love these hydrangeas.
Mom loves flowers and has lots of those growing in her flower beds. My parents are so precious and hard working and I sure do enjoy still having them in my life. Good and Godly parents are a gift for sure!
Rhoda, you have the most amazing parents! They are my roll models! I had better get started getting into shape fast because they can work circles around me now! Their garden is fabulous!
How wonderful! I still miss my dad every day–he would have been 86 this year.
Jane H. says
I always love the posts featuring your mom and dad. Makes me a little sad though. My dad passed away 13 years ago and my mom is now turning 85 and lives in another state. You are so blessed to still have them and to have them near you. Cherish every moment…..I can tell you do.
Ahhh! Sweet! You are blessed!
Your Mom and Dad are amazing..I, too, believe that the fresh vegetables and fruits are the basis for a long and healthy life. Your parents are of the vintage of my parents and that generation was a very strong breed. They endured a lot of hardship and money was not as plentiful as it is now. I believe it made them a better person. We hate to think of the inevitable but treasure them as long as you can. I know you do, Rhoda! God bless Mom and Dad
I love reading posts about your parents. You truly have angels on your side. You are very blessed to have them in your life. Their garden is amazing!!
Wow, now that’s a garden…awesome!
Pat F. says
It was so lovely to have a tour of your parents garden. You are so blessed (but I think you know that) to have them in your life and they both seem to enjoy such good health. Thanks for sharing.
“Daddy” is such an inspiration. My little garden doesn’t compare in any way to his. You are very blessed.
Judy B says
Such a lovely post…As I sit here on a very rainy day in southwestern Ontario, it is so nice to see sunshine, fresh vegetables and brightly coloured flowers…Your Mom and Dad are just adorable.
Mary Ann says
Oh, that wonderful GA clay! A beautiful garden! It reminds me of the gardens my daddy had many years ago. Love to your mama and daddy.
Lucky girl AND lucky parents! 🙂
We are big gardeners and have flowers and veggies and some berries of course. Cutting from Oak Leaf Hydrangea? My husband and I love to share. How do you do a cutting from the Oak leaf?
Hi, Vicky, those oak leaf hydrangeas shoot up little sprouts underground and start a new plant, so that is how they spread out.
My grandparents were originally from Arkansas and carried their lovely accent until they met their Lord and Savior in Heaven. (Maybe still) When I see your daddy working his garden it brings back wonderful memories which make me teary eyed. Sure wish I could hear that wonderful southern drawl again. You are blessed beyond measure to have your Godly parents. As a matter of fact I will hear them again won’t I?
Danita Rasmussen says
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I love reading about your parents. They remind me so much of my beloved family and it prompts such sweet remembrances. That Dad of yours reminds me of the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going! Thank you for your daily inspiration.
I still have such fond memories of going to my Grandmother and Papa’s house out in the country in SC when I was a little girl. Their garden was huge and loved every minute of walking around barefoot on their farm! Oh Rhoda, your Mama and Daddy are precious! What a strong heritage you have!!! Much love to you girl!!
Rhoda, your father is one fine man. How blessed your family is to have such a dedicated and hard working husband and father. They don’t make them like him anymore 🙁
Just love seeing your parents and their love for their gardens Rhoda!! So sweet!! You are lucky to have each other!!
Your dad is truly amazing!! God bless him for all that he does, I am amazed!
Your Dad is the most amazing man I have heard of with his muti talents. The Lord has blessed them, and you with all they
accomplish in life. I do not know anyone that works as hard as you Dad at his age. Especially love your post about your parents and your home improvements. Enjoy time with parents as much as possible