Hello Wednesday Musers! I hope you all are having lovely weather! It is moving into summer and with the thought of summer comes...Gardens! Large ones, small ones, container gardens, gardens on terraces and porches.
I have moved from a large veggie garden to a small container garden on my back steps. I grow tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, and squash. I am a practical, not decorative gardener. Herbs and a few marigolds to keep the bugs away. A container of different radishes and lettuces. I used to plant a huge garden and can tomatoes and freeze summer corn. Now I drive out to the country to buy a couple of boxes of tomatoes and dozens of ears of corn. I also buy peaches to freeze for during the winter.
Besides veggie and flower gardens, there are also large (0r small) water feature gardens, rock and gravel gardens, parks in the city with flowers, and neighborhood gardens. This year I am going to stop working in a local food bank and volunteer for a local organization that has gardens in the inner city, in food deserts. They teach kids and adults how to grow veggies and then how to prepare them. A wonderful group of people!
I would like you all to write a poem about your garden - whether it be one container of a tomato plant, flowers on a terrace, or your entire back yard filled up with statuary, flowers, and roses.
So get out there, and garden! or write a poem about memories of a garden or gardening, walking in the warm soil of a veggie garden, the smell of roses - anything pertaining to a garden! How you work out your frustrations or how you find peach - share with us! BONUS! Share a pic of your garden, even if at this point it is just a few sprouting plants.