The area right beside the garden, the area that slopes down towards the studio you see in the background was a weed patch filled with thistles and all sorts of obnoxious things. When daughter Lenka came to visit, we did a day of marathon weeding around here and that was one of the areas we tackled. She is an amazing worker! Once we had that area beside the garden weeded, I vowed not to let it get away from me again. I put that thought together with the thought that I had really missed having a big flower bed this year to cut bouquets from, and, in the next day or so, you'll see the end result of those thoughts and the creative (and free) solution to the situation.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The fall garden
This year's garden has been the garden everyone wants but seldom gets. Everything grew perfectly and lushly, tasted like heaven, and was breathtakingly beautiful. This photo was taken yesterday and shows the lush, huge parts of the garden, as well as those areas that have been replanted with new fall plantings of cool weather crops that can tolerate chilly nights and still thrive. It has been pure joy to watch and nurture it each day, and to enjoy the endless bounty that came from a few packages of seed.