Dreaming of Spring

I love to garden!  There is nothing better than being able to pick every ingredient for your dinner salad from a garden you grew.  I guess I should clarify, I love to {vegetable} garden.  Don’t get me wrong, flowers are beautiful, but I don’t seem to have the touch to keep them looking beautiful.  But give me tomatoes, peppers, and raspberries and my thumb is as green as it gets.

Usually by this time of winter I have run out of all the homegrown produce that I have either frozen or canned.  I start to get that itch to dig in the dirt and work on the beginnings of an even bigger garden… but alas, the ground is still frozen.  I guess I will just have to daydream for a few more months!


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There is nothing better than watching the first sprouts come up through the ground!

And as the plants get bigger you can start to imagine what the final product will look!


1x1.trans Dreaming of Spring This is a picture of my dad in our garden this past summer.


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This is our daughter at a few months old with some monster zucchini!

Every year we make the garden bigger, and bigger, and bigger.  We are always coming up with new vegetables we want to try and new ways to grow them.  Now that I am a Pinterest junkie I started searching for and pinning some awesome new ideas for the garden this year!!

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What a great idea for a salad garden!
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This is a super cool idea for herbs.

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And this is a fun way to add whimsy to your home while also growing vegetables!
About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. I love your salad garden!! In my new place i dont have garden room but i could pull this off easily. Thanks

  2. I am also dreaming of Spring! Digging in the dirt is also an anti depressant, too!

  3. I have wanted to garden since I moved into my house 2 years ago but haven’t even started trying to find out how- it’s so overwhelming & we don’t have a lot of soil- but some of those hanging ideas would work well for me so it may be time I learned how to do this once & for all! :)
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  4. Are these all pictures from your garden?? I love gardening to and would love to find ways to do it at my house since we have no land
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