Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gardening

Back in my little two bedroom apartment in college, I got the garden bug and impatiently waited to move on to a place where I could have an abundant garden.  When we came here, I was so excited to see the little fenced in pen off our backyard.  A perfect spot, I thought to myself.  I contemplated putting chickens back there, but after discussing this with the manager we were told no chickens.  So a garden it was to become. 

However, life got in the way and my "dream" garden has still yet to be.  It also doesn't help that my mind thinks, "I don't know how long I'll be here.  As soon as I get the garden and yard perfect, we'll move on and all my hard work will be wasted.  Best wait until we move on."  But then I started thinking.  Why wait?  If I keep waiting I'll never have my garden (or yard.)

Anyway,  here is what my garden area looks like now:
Seed catalogs have started arriving in my mailbox, so again, the fever has hit me.  You see, in my mind I have it all pictured.  It's getting it out of my mind, designed and in the dirt where I am having issues.  So this morning, I turned a blind eye to the dishes in the sink, the laundry in the basket, and got online to do some research.  It turns out the garden in my mind is called a Potager garden - in French it simply means, "vegetable garden."  However, it's really a garden that combines vegetables, herbs and flowers all mixed in together.

I read articles on Potager gardening, looked at pictures and designs for inspiration; now - the tough part for me - getting my plans down on paper.  However, with the weather cold and the wind blowing; now is the perfect time to get this part done.

A few pictures of Potager gardens - - Enjoy!!





1 comment:

beth said...

Hmmm... so you and I garden alike and it is actually "real" gardening to stuff tons of plants, edible and ornamental together? Well, I knew I had style. Have lots of fun with the seed catalogs. They are addictive :)