Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grandma's Garden!

I gallantly dream of having my own garden.
So when wanting to make a tomato caprese salad I could
walk to the back and pick my own fresh tomatoes, and basil. 
How easy and exciting would that be?

Well, sadly I don't have a garden of my own!
They take a lot of money, and time commitment.
But, instead of having a garden of my own I have the next best thing.
My grandparents have for as long as I could remember had a 
garden of their own.
And the exciting thing is that it seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year.
They plant more of a variety every oncoming summer.

This is their garden!
I had to stand far back to be able to fit the whole garden into the photo.
My grandma knows we have a large family, and that we
all get excited about the fresh fruit, and vegetables 
that are known to come.

Cameron, and her cousin Sarah have recently discovered the strawberries.
They ran along the line of strawberries picking, and making hands red.
Their was no stopping them. 
I wouldn't even want to, because we couldn't resist the 
enjoyment, and excitement you could see in their eyes.
I love that this small thing could give them such pleasure.

Last week my grandparents were pulling asparagus.
Enough for them to eat asparagus each night, and more
for the family.

This photo is a little harder to see,
but this is the beginning of broccoli.

The most amazing part of this whole thing is that my grandparents
take care of this garden mainly by themselves.
I know, I know your probably thinking "yah I could do that when I'm retired too".
But, guess what!
They both still work!
My grandmother caters, and my grandfather works for 
a remodeling company.
They babysit for all of their loving grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
They have their hands full, but they still make sure that they make time for
one of their passions. And I am very thankful for it!

Fresh potatoes right out of the ground.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Planting!

Oh, and guess what Peter told my last night.
"I think I'm going to start my own garden!"
More power to him. 
Maybe you will see future post featuring my husbands new garden.


  1. Ok Betsy I will show this to Mom she will love it. Also the money it costs for a garden is more than offset by the produce you do not have to buy.
    But they are work.

    1. In the end the garden is most definitely cost effective, you are correct! And I'm so excited to hear what grandma says!

  2. Yum, it all looks so good. I would love to grow asparagus! Cameron and her cousin eating the strawberries sounds darling. I would love to have a garden someday, too :)

    1. I would personally love to grow asparagus as well, but I found out tonight it takes about 2 years for it to grow. I don't know if I have the patience for that.


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