Garden Photos That Make Me Smile

The whole family has been hard at work on our garden — here’s a little update with things we were happy to see!!

We get excited when we find tiny sprouts of lettuce starting to appear! Aren’t they sooooo cute???

And look — potatoes starting to sprout!! Yay!!!

There’s always work to be done, but sometimes I just enjoy playing in the dirt! Don’t tell Mark — he totally thinks I was planting onions……. πŸ˜‰

….and I visited NBC studios in Philadelphia to show some fun crafts for the garden — perfect for sprucing up the space while you’re waiting for seeds to grow!

Projects from the clip:

Bird Feeders from Recylcables

Outdoor Streamers

Garden Grow Banner

Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    Nice lettuce!

    *sigh* If only we had planted watermelons. πŸ˜‰


  2. Looks great! I can’t wait to see similar sights in our garden…we only just got to plant our first seeds yesterday.
    I agree that the lettuce sprouts are cute πŸ™‚
    I’ll be checking out the bird feeders from recyclables.

  3. Your salad is sprouting fast! Good luck with seeing the full fruits of your efforts… eh… play.

  4. I wish ours were sprouting as nicely as yours!

  5. Dirt between your fingers is such a simply wonderful joy!

  6. What a wonderfully big space you have for gardening! I love how quickly lettuce sprouts and is ready to eat — it makes it easy for impatient gardeners (big or small!) who don’t like to wait for the harvest!

  7. I have all sorts of plants coming up in my garden. The only problem is I don’t know which ones the kids planted and which ones are weeds……..

  8. Christina says

    Ahh, garden photos like this make me smile too. How I wish I could gave a garden just like that. So fun and ENJOY πŸ™‚