A Rebellious Move

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

(True story.) 

Overheard at the garden centre a couple of weeks ago…

Mother, to her 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son: What else should we plant in the vegetable garden?  Do you want some more tomatoes, or maybe some peppers?

Silence from the son.

Daughter: I want to plant some flowers.

Mother: Sweetie, we don’t plant flowers with vegetables.

???!!!

Sweetie, this is for you!

Blooming California poppy and raab

Blooming California poppy and raab

Closeup of arugula flower
Closeup of arugula flower
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Snapshot: June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
June 20, 2010

First official shot of the garden after the wood boxes and pea gravel have been installed.

Because I Dared To Dream…

Friday, April 9th, 2010
As you can see, we're tweaking the garden. I didn't want to unveil the new design until everything was perfect but I thought you might like to see what I'm ranting about.

As you can see, we're tweaking the garden. I didn't want to unveil the new design until everything was perfect but I thought you might like to see what I'm ranting about.

I woke up to this mess this morning!!

Okay, I know, I should have expected this…and I kind of did.  When I sowed my arugula, mesclun, mustard, raab, spinach, peas, beets, carrots, and radishes this and last week, I knew I was taking their life in my hands (literally).  But hey, I’m a gardener aka an optimistic fool.  It is in my nature to rush the spring, to turn my face to the sun, to stroke the earth…to BELIEVE.  And if this is the worst that can happen…well, that’s not going to stop this hardcore optimist.