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Whew, Lemongrass is Coming to Life!-Growing Lemongrass in Springtown, Texas

Last August 10, I bought lemongrass from the Asian store
and I planted it the next day on August 11. I mixed a little sand, regular gardening soil, and perlite. Today, when I went to water my garden I saw some new leaves popping out. I am so thrilled to see that:) Check my last blog about this lemongrass

Benefits of LEMONGRASS:

Best Pictures of Today-My Kids and I Have Fun-Swing Pictures

Today is 100 degrees but we still went outside. Kids and I love to swing. I hope this month will be the last month of extreme summer hot weather. My husband was inside checking some videos in many ways how to prepare hotdogs. I take many pictures as I can because when wrinkles will decide to spread all over my face, at least I have the pictures to prove that I was once young. 

Canna Lilies Thrive Well in Springtown, Texas

I bought canna lilies from this guy in Weatherford named Curt through the Facebook market. I planted them directly to the ground last August 6, 2020 and they are alive and well. I water them generously. I am hoping for the best next year. Some of these cannas gave me beautiful flowers already:)

The Pences in Fifth Grade 2020-Experiencing God's Blessings and Grace

God is good. Our children's first day of school was exciting for them because according to them they got to know their new teachers and they are leveling up. They learned that they have a hilarious, male teacher in Mathematics. 

Our children are enrolled in Abeka Academy.

Flower Bulbs and Irises Are Growing in The Middle of Summer, Yay For Me!

Today I took a picture of my growing bulbs and irises. On July 22, 2020, I planted these guys that I took from the house owner in Azle. Since they were selling the house, he didn't care about the plants surrounding the house so I went to pull some of them. I planted irises, and unidentified bulbs and as I watch them bringing out new leaves, it gives me hope that they will give me beautiful flowers next year.

Planting Moringa in August 2020-Springtown, Texas Zone 8a

August 16.2020. My goal is to grow a moringa now in order to establish its roots. I have 8 months from now to take care of this moringa in a pot and plant them directly to the ground next year.

Planting Lemon Grass/ Cymbopogon Grass-Silky Head Gardening in Springtown, Texas

August 11, 2020. I went with my friend Anne in the Asian market yesterday and I grabbed 2pcs of lemongrass.  I planted it in a regular soil mixed with perlite beads. I am very new to this perlite thing. There are 3 reasons why I enjoy lemongrass in my garden is first when I trim the lemongrass bushes, the aromatic smell of lemon is everywhere. Second, I like to add my fresh lemongrass on top of my cooked rice(when cooked rice is about to be done). Third, I like to boil the lemongrass as tea in the morning. 

Christian Humility


Meeting Anne and Scott_Praying that Our Friendship Will Last Long

My first time to meet Anne.
 She is a fellow Filipina married to a white man too. The good thing about us is we are really neighbors in the Philippines. Her house is a 7-10 minutes drive away from me. I got to know her because my family and I met her son Christian who works in Brookshire grocery store.

August 2020 Vegetable Harvest-Springtown, Texas

Today, I am very pleased to see the fruits of my small garden. This year is my first year playing around with gardening here in Springtown, Texas. I'm no expert like my father. This year and next year will be my learning years on what to plant, how to take care of the plants, and to propagate them. More pictures of my harvest below.

Swing is Life in The Backyard-Lyn Pence Texas Life

I finished pouring the stones in my circle garden. I am satisfied with the result of my work but I might redo some stonework in the future. My plan is to move the round stepping stone and create a pathway next year. My father in law brought the garden table and chairs set 3 days ago in Dallas and my family went to take it.