The Wonders of Gardening

Spicy Globe Basil

Just like a small child, to this day it still amazes me when peas and beans sprout in the Spring garden. This morning, in just one magical day and one night, the little bean fellas have begun to unfurl and point to the sky.

Before you know it, we’ll have beans!




Blue Lake Green Beans

What’s even more amazing to me is that these are Blue Lake Green Beans (which are fairly common here in the US) and the other ones are Borlotti Beans (which are from Italy).

Borlotti Beans

It will truly be exciting to grow our very first ever Borlotti Beans here in USA soil…wonder if that will change the taste, since we bought the seeds in Italy. Time will tell.

Borlotti Bean Close Up

When you view a bean or pea “seed”, never in your wildest dreams would you imagine that just waiting inside is food…it had to be quite by accident that someone “way back when” was smart enough to decide to actually EAT that darn thing growing from the ground…instead of simply passing it by.

Just Could Not Resist the Salvia (Sage)

Consider this an early “Happy Easter” and remember to live in wonder – Agreed!

“Never lose your childish innocence. It’s the most important thing” (from Under The Tuscan Sun, which I’ve watched oh about 26 times or more).

* * As a side note, The Photographer is out-of-town on business, so Yours Truly used his camera for these shots…please don’t pass judgment on him for any of these pics 😉


About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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4 Responses to The Wonders of Gardening

  1. Reading your post, I can feel your enthusiasm … I imagine I too will be excited witnessing my seeds emerging from the soil. Happy Gardening! 🙂


  2. loisann5 says:

    Now, you tell ‘Yours Truly’ she did a mah-valous job on the photos! And, why, I say why does it have to be ‘quite by accident’ that someone ‘way back when’ decided to eat those babies? Science does not back up that idea, girlie.

    Love ya!


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