Photo Monday – The Stuff That Grows

In case my previous posts haven’t made this obvious, we don’t exactly have green thumbs around here. M always starts out with good intentions, thinking he’ll water the plants. I know we won’t. The roof has full Sun and gets very hot. The plants don’t even get attention during heat waves. What we have up there is what has survived.

There’s the lavender we planted last year. There were 4 plants and 3 of them survived. And they’re just starting to flower!



M picked some herbs that are supposed to like sunny, dry conditions. We’ll see if a Summer of neglect affects them.


This is the lemon thyme. We also have sage and oregano. (The water is from the girls having some fun with spray bottles.)

And finally, there are two containers left by the previous owners. One has a succulent that I’ve photographed many times. And one has a variety of plants. A small succulent, moss, tiny purple flowers on taller stalks, a couple of green plants that looks like they’ll spread. And something that may or may not be a weed.



I didn’t get a good shot of the flowers or of the ensemble. The whole thing almost looks like it was designed. Every plant in the perfect spot to please the eye. But I swear, it’s just been growing like that on its own. I’m curious to see where it goes, just to see what nature actually wants to do there…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – The Stuff That Grows
  1. Charity says:

    That lavender is so pretty! I don’t tend to do well with plants either… so far the feral rabbits in my yard have eaten everything I’ve tried to grow this year.


    • Oh, there were rabbits where we lived in the suburbs. And birds that would eat whatever we planted. M ended up building a planter so no creatures could access the plants from underneath. Then we had some sort of garden netting on top to keep the birds and other animals out. It helped with the animals but not the lack of green thumbs. We never got a whole lot of tomatoes…


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