30 September 2010

I have garden envy.

I had to put my garden to bed early this year because of our move and I still haven't gotten around to putting in a fall garden like I had planned. Probably too late now. Meanwhile, the next door neighbor has a beautiful garden. I peek through the fence at the vines of beans and the tomatoes turning red. With the beautiful weather, we've been eating our evening meal outside on the patio and I end up just looking at her garden, trying to identify everything. Beets, potatoes, onions, peppers, climbing squash and a raspberry patch. She has a peach tree too! She was out trying to save a heavy branch by picking some of the fruit. My children put on their poor urchin looks and she sent a bag of peaches home with them. What a nice lady. She even lets them catch grasshoppers in her garden. They love that. I watched her tonight, walking around the plants, talking to them a little, and picking a few ripe tomatoes and a zucchini.
Now I sit here dreaming of my someday garden. Maybe it will look something like this.

from CountryLiving.com


  1. That looks very inviting, yah, I would like that myself..... geez, a garden ripe tomato, sigh....

  2. This is one of my favorite gardens! I would love for my garden to look like this someday! Thanks for sharing your list with me...