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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FB's word list in the garden

At the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, my friend Fireblossom has given us a word list challenge. One of the words on the list is "garden" and I have been thinking about that very subject today.
All the words in boldface are from Fireblossom's list, but not all the words from her list are in my poem.


I would love
from http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/
a kitchen garden
salad from a package
of seeds,
but the riddle
for succeeding
drove me crazy.
now I want to
choose the seeds
of my favourite things
to plant where animals
cannot reach them—
the simplicity of
this system stunned me
Kay L. Davies, June, 2014                                                  


Thanks to gardenweb.com for the photo and the idea. I have a vegetable-loving dog who can sniff out free veggies from two blocks away, and I have a bad back, so I have a hard time bending down to tend a garden. This solution seems to address both problems. My old patio table is probably still sturdy enough to hold a couple of bags of potting soil, but I don't think I'll be growing any squashes any time soon. Baby carrots, however...yum!

11 comments:

Kim Nelson said...

I cannot imagine living without a kitchen garden. One of my greatest joys and cheapest therapies!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm glad I' not the only one with critter issues. I cannot imagine trying a kitchen garden! Butch raccoon, Fred groundhog, the various deer, and the muskrat totally confound me. I just cannot be bothered! I've got that t-shirt, and I have been enjoying my ornamentals!
I love going to market for organic goodies, too!
Thanks for the interesting inspiration, Kay!
Luv,
Jenn

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hah, I was trying to work out if I might be able to grow tomatoes and chilis up here on the first floor... a table garden could be just the thing!!! YAM xx

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well that IS a good idea. My back wont let me garden either, Kay. I content myself with a few plants along my porch railing.

Vandana Sharma said...

gardening is indeed a great stress buster

Ella said...

My back doesn't like gardening either, but I do. I have container and rabbits poking their head out between them-quite a site for our hound! I love the photos and a window box of lettuce might work for you-I have done it! ((hugs))

Linda Hoye said...

We recently relocated back to Canada from seven years living in WA state where, somewhere along the way, I acquired a desire--more of a need--to garden. Our new home isn't conducive to gardening (well, the deer might appreciate a new kitchen garden to munch on) so I took a plot in a community garden. That place is my joy, my stress-buster, my happiest place on earth. I made the first salad of the season with greens from the garden last night!

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a good idea to grow veggies, without the hassle of the actual garden.

Carrie Van Horn said...

A cool idea and your words are wonderful woven in here Kay!

growing wild on waverly lane said...

Husband has a pool table size tabletop garden with lettuce in it. You can grow things in bags of good compost too. Just cut holes in the side of the bag on the table and insert plant! No weeds. No backache. Great for beets!

Jennifer Knoblock said...

This is wonderful--the poem and the garden!