Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Monday, May 6, 2013

a little urban garden tour...

Yesterday we quietly opened the garden gate at Flannel Jammies Farm and hosted a little urban garden tour. 
my sketch translated to steel by Cooper Custom Creations

First I must tell you that we don't really have a 'farm'.  It's more like 1/5 acre near a very busy Town Center area of our city.  We can see the Westin hotel tower (38 stories high) from our back yard.  We have neighbors all around. 

What we do have is an intensely and intentionally planted collection of gardens, offering us food, color, and joy throughout the year.  We grow organically.  We compost.  We water by utilizing a rain barrel. 

We plant herbs and veggies right beside the most lovely peony and hawthorne... in the front of our house... in plain sight from the street!!! 

We border some beds with found stones, some with empty, upside down wine bottles.  We grow annuals and perennials.  And the occasional bottle tree...

We eat and can and dehydrate our harvest, and supplement from local farmers growing food organically and responsibly. 

The day was cloudy and chilly, but our garden was filled with bright smiling faces and warm fellowship.  We were blessed by friends, new and old, and by precious gifts from some visitors. 

We offered delicious refreshments homemade by our lovely daughter. 
Radish butter & bread, hummus & veggies, lemon cupcakes with strawberry lemon marmalade swirled into the buttercream frosting

And most fun of all, we welcomed small friends with a special scavenger hunt and furry friends were greeted by our own Scarlett!

Don’t forget to extend your hospitality to all
—even to strangers—
for as you know, 
some have unknowingly shown kindness to heavenly messengers 
in this way. 
Hebrews 13:2


Lise said...

Thanks for visiting my blog through Prairie Homestead...one of the things I love about blogging is meeting new like-minded people. I love your garden, and really love your plant label stakes! I am going to share this idea in my own garden, as I've been trying to figure out what to use...love the wine corks! AND we have used empty wine bottles to line our backyard garden area (not here at the cabin) and love the concept. Happy gardening!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks for the garden tour! It is lovely! We also have a small yard but try to grow a lot! Nancy at http:cozythymecottage. blogspot.com/