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My Kentucky Garden Friend With A BIG Appetite!

My Kentucky Garden Friend With A BIG Appetite!

One of my favorite things to do in the morning is water my flowers and vegetables. It's nice to see everything growing and looking healthy.

I spent most of my adult life as a renter. About 8 years ago I bought my first home. The only gardening I could do was a few flowers in containers on a deck.

That has changed in a BIG way! I now take great pride in working in the flower beds. Seriously, it's free therapy when you have things on your mind.

There are about 30 trees that I have planted also. One pear tree has some of the best pears I have ever eaten. I laugh and tell my friends that I am living off the land!

Kentucky flower garden

I added a raised bed this year for vegetables and so far the results have been amazing.

Love having fresh tomatoes, kale, lettuce, spinach, red potatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

Next to harvest will be cantalope and watermelon.

Yesterday, I traded a friend veggies for fresh eggs. She has chickens in her fenced yard right near downtown Lexington.

Out front, there are flowers in the beds and a regular friend there is the "Mo" the Praying Mantis.

He's always in the same spot each day at the top of the clemitis. 

Kentucky praying mantis

These pics were snapped with my iPhone.

I love seeing this guy out there each day. He makes me smile.

Life must be so simple for him in his Kentucky garden












Lizette Fitzpatrick- Principal Broker at Lizette Realty.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • August 02 2011 02:56PM


As a child I swore... I would buy my groceries at the super market... when I used to have to work in my parents garden.  Yesterday I made pickles with fresh cucumbers.  Life isn't always what you expect, but it's good.  I love Mo. Great photo.  I hope it's a she... longer life.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

Must be some bugs around too or Mo wouldn't hang around!

Sounds like a great garden...every year we say we are going to plant one and before you know it, it's just mid summer and we've missed the boat!  At least we got a couple of tomato plants in this year!

Posted by Ron Tarvin, Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095 (Luxury and New Construction in Katy & Cypress TX) over 6 years ago

There is nothing more therapeutic than a garden.  Our neighbor let me plant a couple of rows of things and I am loving it!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 6 years ago

Tammy - I love those bread and butter pickles. My mom used to can them and we had a big garden that I hated to work in. Dad usually did most of the work. Maybe Mo is female...Molene is her new name then.

Ron - I always did the same thing. Good thing I put the raised bed in last fall to prepare ahead. Go work on yours now.

Joan - that was an excellent idea. I bet you do love it!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) over 6 years ago

I agree that a garden can be amazingly soothing!  I was expecting your photo to be of a deer since that is what we have an ongoing struggle with at out house - so far the deer has outwitted fencing, netting and is agreeing to share a little of the produce with us...

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) over 6 years ago

Nancy - A deer would be quite a struggle I would think. Poor thing just needs a friend with a garden.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) over 6 years ago

I love pics of praying mantis'   they just are so serene!!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 6 years ago

You're right Lizette - & since the deer family includes a cute little fawn I can't get too mad when they munch our garden (but do hope they leave us a little bit!!)

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) over 6 years ago

The garden is just great.   But "Mo"  - -   he might jump on unsuspecting guests!

Posted by Connie King over 6 years ago

Congrats on the garden! It is good therapy. Next year, I'll be smart like you and do raised beds. Mine is not doing so well this year.  Oh well.  BTW, keep Mo away from me, I love gardens, not so fond of bugs!

Posted by Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate (Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC) over 6 years ago

Looks and sounds like a great place to hang out! Fresh from the garden is sooooo yummy.

Posted by Roseanne Campagna, Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA (John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA ) over 6 years ago

Hi Liz, thanks for sharing this moment with your friends on Fraiche Aire.  The pictures are beautiful.  I'm impressed with the quality from the iPhone.

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Mmm I love fresh veggies and tomatoes are the best! But a garden is a lot of work for me. :(

Posted by Lynda White, Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty (Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How) over 6 years ago

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