I love gardens! It is one of the reasons I look forward to getting a house, right now I live in an apartment with NO outdoor space at all. In high school I was a member of FFA and loved it. I could often be found in the greenhouse before and after school.
My sister and I have been talking a lot lately about me gardening at her place. Thinking that we will give it a try next year. She is worried that the animals will get to the garden but wants the veggies. The kids and I enjoy gardening so we said we would tend to the garden. My children, my sister, and I have already decided what we want when we do set up a garden. My oldest child is the one who loves to weed gardens. When they attended a private school that was one of the things they did every other day was to go out and tend to the school’s garden during the spring. She loved going to school on those days. Now, she is excitedly looking forward to gardening next year. We need to build up the retaining wall and then build some garden boxes to keep the dogs out of the veggies. The plan is to have that finished by next spring so we can get our seeds in the ground. Though we might get our berry bushes in before autumn.
Memorable gardens….well can I say The Secret Garden? I always wanted a garden like the one in the book. With a little door so I can keep people out of it if I wanted. A place that was all my own, where I could go read without worrying about a phone bothering me or getting hit with a stray baseball while reading under the tree. I gave the book to my daughter when she was seven. She wants a garden like that one too. Though in reality I would be happy with a little spot with tulips, violets, snapdragons, and a few lilac trees with a bench.
Are you the gardening type? Would you rather have a vegetable garden or a flower garden?