God’s Beauty and Bounty
String beans, tomatoes, eggplant, and cucumbers and more! During these warm summer days we have been very busy tending to our garden. Sr. Jeanne has been working hard all over the grounds, especially trying to protect her harvest from the squirrels.
Our 4th floor Residents enjoyed a morning in the sun, contributing the aroma of fresh herbs. On the 2nd floor, Sr. Laurelliya was joined by Leo and Paul in bringing the porch garden to life, especially the tomato plants! While Leo now watches the tomatoes he planted grow from Heaven, Paul continues to give us his gardening guidance. Here is one of Paul’s Tomato-Tips:
“Tomatoes like the heat. Put plastic, like a garbage bag, around the cage. It’ll keep it nice and hot and keep the wind out. In the early spring keep the bags on all the time. Once it starts to get warmer, roll the bags up during the day, and put them back down at night.”
For this little garden perched on the second floor, we can borrow the words from scripture and similarly say, “Leo planted, Paul supervised, Sr. Laurelliya watered, but God made them grow.” (1 Corinth 3:6)
With all of these helping hands, our garden is thriving and we are now enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of our labor! We thank God for His bounty and the gift of His Creation to help us through these days.