Our Garden 2016

This year we started a garden in our backyard. This is our first Spring and Summer in this house, and it has been really fun to see many different flowers bloom in our front and side yards. Below are the flowers blooming in our backyard this summer.

However, it is a lot more exciting to try to grow things from seeds, especially herbs and vegetables. We are not so big on growing flowers right now. In the future, we would love to plant a butterfly-attracting flower garden.

The Herb Corner

Here we have peppermint and basil.

The Cabbages

We didn’t grow these from seeds. We got them as very young plants from Walmart.

The Tomato and Cucumber Plants

These were grown from seeds. They grow quite fast: we can see their progress everyday.

The Pumpkin Plant

This sprouted by itself from some seed mixed in our compost heap. Because we mix our kitchen scraps with potting soil in the compost heap, we sometimes find random things sprouting in there.

The Onion Flowers

The most interesting thing I have seen in our garden so far are the onion flowers. This onion plant sprouted by itself in the compost pile.


The Flowering Vines

We have honeysuckle vines and a very robust kind of vine whose name is unknown to us. We have been trying to control the robust vine so it won’t overpower the delicate honeysuckles.

The Field


It is a joy to sit in our backyard at twilight to see the fireflies flickering in the field and all around us. The boys love to chase and catch fireflies.

About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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