Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Upon gardening

While reading Victoria's latest post, it occurred to me what a disconnect there is in the minds of many between gardening & Garden. 

When I think of the two, I see in my mind's eye a bewildering array of edible, vegetable, shrubs, & flowers. So many factors to consider: height, color, seed source (GMO, non-GMO), pollen or pollen-free, soil, solely for show or edible?  Then there is the whole where do I plant what question. I do so enjoy looking at other's plot plans .  Probably because I currently have no space whatsoever to put anything outside. What little space I have inside is considered indirect sunlight, & what will grow isn't anything I'm interested in growing. *sigh*

But I can dream! In my dreams I see a container garden fully planted with tomatoes & marigolds, herbs (basil, rosemary, lemon balm, mint, chamomile, mugwort, thyme, lavender) & maybe even a strawberry or two, petunias & a patio-rose, sunflowers (pollen!) & a Hosta or two...maybe even an Elephant Ear......oh, carrots & cukes as well, small sized pumpkins (yellow & white varieties), window boxes of Tulips, Crocus, Daffodils!  As Marie demonstrates, container gardens can be as varied & productive as a person desires.   *even deeper sigh*  Maybe next move.

In the meantime, I will dream through seed catalogs & wonder at the wasted space those with square footage waste on boring expanses of lawn.


  1. I just stopped by Marie's blog; what a delight. You and I can dream together. I shall go and smile at my single pepper. It's red. I'm cooking it tomorrow for my Piano Man's birthday breakfast ;-)

  2. I am so with you. I only got a little balcony 1,8x1m and all I can do is put some pots on the edge of my balustrade to grow 6 different kinds of herb (chive, parsley, rosemary, sage, basil, mint) ... I had some tomatoes last year but they take to much place and it was almost impossible for 2 people to sit outside.
    oh, I always wonder how my future garden might look like, though I never considered something as displayed in Marie's blog. What a pretty thing to do, thank you for sharing.
    I am crossing my fingers for you, that one fine day, you'll have the garden of your dreams :D