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Hi, everybody. It is me, Cheryl, and this morning I'm
giving you a tour of my deck garden that I finally just got planted because I'm going
to be home for the summer and I'm going to be able to take care of it and it always
inspires me to see new things grow. And I want to inspire you to see new
things grow by considering planting your own garden. Regardless of where you live,
even one plant in a pot can really hook you in to the joy of growing your own
food or your own flowers and it makes a huge difference.
This is a butterfly bush. Look at this.
It smells wonderful and it attracts butterflies, which I love.
So this one will get planted and at the end of the season, I will take it out
of the pot and put in a holding garden in the back yard.
I'm amassing a collection of them because they are so great. And then we are going to
go over here and look at this, blueberries.
See those little blueberries right there? Look at them.
Yeah, it is a great blueberry plant.
Same thing, this will have lots of ripe blueberries on it pretty soon
and then I will replant this in the garden in the back.
I'm creating a little blueberry patch in the back for both myself and the birds.
This is a tomato plant.
Now last year, I didn't have luck with cherry tomatoes.
I just— I think it was too wet of a season. So this year I'm starting one
and much better, much further along and hopefully this little— this big tomato
plant will work. And then we are going to come over here.
Let's see, now this is really cool.
This is broccoli. It is a special kind of broccoli.
Tastes just like broccoli, but you don't have the— you know, the big broccoli heads.
These are leaves, so you can create little roll up sandwiches with them or I like to
put them in smoothies. I also have some great red lettuce here.
I'm already ready to pick some of these to eat and then guess what this is right here?
Catnip. Oh yes, Poupon gets a piece of the garden
as well and trust me he loves that. We also have right here. This is great
smoothie, this, my little smoothie patch,
Swiss chard, spinach, some kale, a couple of different kinds of chard.
This is just going to get huge, lush.
It will be overflowing with greens and I can come out and just pick them,
cut them right out and put them in the blender for a smoothie.
Now, we have some sage. I forget what this is called.
I think it is, like, golden sage and these are purple carrots.
Yup, purple carrots. They are going to go right in this little
pot. Look at this pot.
Just a little pot and it will be great carrots. Last year, I grew miniature orange
carrots and they were so sweet and delicious.
And finally, we have right here more sage. This is purple sage, which is beautiful.
And it smells great already, I love sage. And these are peppers.
Last year, I grew purple peppers. I got a couple of them.
This year, we are going to try a couple more pepper plants and see what happens.
So that is the garden. You know, you can plant your own little garden.
You could put catnip in a pot for a cat or one little sprig of kale and watch it
grow abundantly and use it in a smoothie. It is really great.
Oh, look who came to visit in the garden, on the deck garden.
Hi. Look at you.
Yes are you saying, "Hi" to everybody. Please don't scratch my screen.
Can you say good morning, Boo-boo? Can you say "hi"
He loves the garden.
Alright, that is it, inspiration for today. Go out and plant your self some food.
You will love it, it will make a huge difference in your life.
Have a great day!