Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Dream Garden

I have a hope that, in the future, when John Dear and I have our "big house and live in the suburbs," I will be able to have a large garden. This dream exists without much support as I have little to no gardening skills. But, I'm working on that. I successfully kept living plants alive all last summer. So what if they were geraniums, so easy to keep alive that my mother calls them "idiot and Jendeis-proof"? I kept 'em alive.

I'd like to have flowers and herbs, along with some fruits and vegetables. Here's how my garden would grow (that is, what I'd grow):


BroccoliCeleryCarrotsCabbage
LettucePotatoesGarlicZucchini
StrawberriesBlueberriesRhubarbTomatoes
LavenderMintRosemaryDill
BasilParsleyCilantroChives



AzaleasCrocusesDaffodilsIrises
PansiesPeoniesRosesTulips


Ooh, I got so wrapped up in the HTML that I forgot about cucumbers and cantaloupes and maybe a pumpkin and some turnips. I'll need marigolds to keep bugs away from the garlic. And maybe I'll have a bean pole with some string beans or morning glories.

Now, I understand that this isn't realistic (certainly not with a full-time job or a gardener on staff). Remember, this is just the dream. For now, I'll just have to settle for the farmer's market and planting my petunias and geraniums.

15 comments:

Jen said...

You should grow some radishes too. They are very satisfying because they grow so quickly. I was never able to get potatoes to grow.

MamaGeek said...

I like your style. My garden only allows for 6 tomato plants and 2 pepper plants. I need MORE room!

My flower garden overfloweth as well.

Tricia said...

I grow the worst veggies. The worst. I only keep them in large pots on the patio because when I put them in the garden, the bunnies eat them. But I do love your plan and the mix of veggies.

So how is your TWW going?

Fertilized said...

i love your dreams!

CC said...

so I finally have a yard to plant in, but don't get enough sun for the plants to grow!!! Only broccoli and lettuce make it in my yard :(

Geohde said...

As the owner of a total black thumb when it comes to gardening in any form, I'm impressed,

J

Trace said...

You can do herbs in pots. Basil, mint, and chives are pretty easy. Especially mint...it's a weed-literally, but great for mohitos!

Antigone said...

Before we moved, I spent many hours drawing plans for gardens. I've lived here a year now and nothing's planted.

HeidiM said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!! Your garden sounds nice, I used to get to have a row in my mom's garden as a little kid and I always grew corn. Yummy.

Alison said...

Ahh, I'm dreaming with you. If you quit your job first and stay home and garden, I'll follow you. :)

Marie said...

I am working on my first garden and the only things I have been sucessfull with are my Star-gazer lillies, and Knock-out roses. I will get it though. I just dont like the weeding part.

Hope said...

Sounds like a great garden! I have pics up of my dads garden on my blog...I so didn't get a green thumb...it is kinda purplish - ok black as night!

Hope your 2ww is going great!

~Jess said...

You have to start somewhere...might as well be with dreams. This is the 2 summer in our house and we've only just planted our garden and it doesn't even have all that we want in it!

Good luck!

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InfertileMadWoman said...

I have had enough yard for almost 6 years, and still haven't gotten to it!! LOL... Maybe you could come plant your garden in my yard?? We could work as a team!!!

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