I need your help.
I love wandering through, driving past, and hearing about other people’s gardens. I’d like to see your garden, but it’s unlikely I’ll make it to everyone’s home this summer.
Let’s track and share the progress of our gardens during the summer months. With photos.
Every Tuesday I’ll publish one or more of your photos as we move through June, July, August and into the autumn harvest months.
Years ago, after visiting a demonstration of sand painting by Buddhist monks visiting the St. Lawrence University Brush Art Gallery, I realized that gardening is a lot like sand painting. Your “canvas” changes on a daily basis and, at the end of the season, like a sand painting poured into the river, your garden is cleared and you start with a fresh surface the following spring.
Of course, unlike sand painting, you get to eat what you produce.
I’ve got the ball rolling here with a few (very wet) photos I took this morning before heading into the station. Garlic is doing great, ditto for onions and salad greens. Carrots, beets, chard have emerged but not very large, yet. I’ve added a second round of leaves to the potato patch so this must be good spud-growing weather. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are on strike: they’re not going to grow until the sun comes out and stays out. Corn is a couple of inches high.
Martha Foley and I were talking about gardens yesterday and agreed that everything looks great right now: weeds still smaller than vegetables, plants fresh and bright. But I’ll show you the weeds in my garden as the summer progresses. I promise.
Oh, and one more shot, from this morning: the saturated and drooping peony in our flower garden. The white border at the top of the photo is the plastic bag I was using to protect my phone from the pouring rain.
What’s growing in your garden? Share a photo of all or part of your garden, or just a single plant. I want to see!
Email your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org