Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Garden Club

Monday Garden Club

Grandma Dee moved into a beautiful apartment a week ago last Saturday, and since the Summer is already filling up for us, the girls and I decided to make the 6 hour drive out this past weekend to check out her new place and get our fill of hugs. 

My cousin and his wife stopped by with their beautiful baby girl, and of course I had to take a photo of the girls with their great-grandmother.

While we were in Minnesota, it didn't snow like the last 3 times I visited the state, but it did rain most of Saturday afternoon.  Binny and I decided to brave the drippy weather and go with my mom to check out her community garden plot nearby.
 The fun thing about a community garden is that you can see all different styles of gardening in one big area.  Some people plant veggies, some plant flowers, some do both! 

Some mulch, some don't. 

Some arrange their gardens in north-south rows and some go east-west (I garden in north-south rows so the sun is even all day long when it moves from east to west, but that's just me...) and some don't do rows at all, just a mish-mash of green stuff in the dirt.

And then there are some gardeners who go all the way.  My mom was telling me about this garden below and all I could do was think about how much time and money this all must have cost.  This garden belongs to a young couple who are gardening for the first time and started everything from seed including all of the flowers around the outside of their fenced in double wide garden.

Complete with a door and a lock to keep the riff-raff out.

They have weed mat down around all the plants and a drip irrigation system as well.   The next time someone tells me my garden is too big and too much work, I will refer them to this post.  I guess it just proves that gardening is a fun activity that can range from this extensive set-up at a community garden, or a few potted tomato plants on your back patio.

And as for my garden, it was waiting for us with ripe strawberries when he arrived home yesterday.

Anybody else gardening this week? If so, grab the Monday Garden Club button on my sidebar, paste it to your blog entry and link up below with Mr. Linky.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

strawberries look yummy! that is a turbo garden set up.

Sidhe said...


I had to make a wonderful whole wheat pound cake yesterday to compliment our bounty of strawberries. Also got a bunch of asparagus out of the garden yesterday that I fear could be the last for this year:(

Happy gardening.

Shady Lady said...

OMG those strawberries look amazing!! We are going strawberry picking tomorrow. I can't wait! I haven't had a chance to post this week. We were gone all weekend and today totally got away from me. Next week for sure!

Wild Child said...

Mae's glasses are adorable!

My sister is in town visiting me all the way from Phoenix. I fear that we will miss all the strawberry picking. My kids have been asking. My CSA should have some in the box tonight. Plus the kids are in summer school in the mornings. :( We'll see.

LL Cool Joe said...

Aww your Mom looks wonderful. :) And your Grandma! And your kids!

sheila said...

Nice looking women in your lineage. All with an apparent green thumb. Btw, I came here to see if anything was new and realized I forgot to post my Garden Monday. DOH. So I just posted it. And then I realized it's actually Tuesday. Summer break is messing with my mind, lol.