urban gardening

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An urban garden retreat

It has been almost three years now since we’ve downsized and moved closer to the city.  I’ve spent the past 3 years trying to get a semblance of order into the flower beds of our town home.  A while back I  blogged about our old garden and compared it to the postage stamp lot that we now enjoy.  You can read about it here. I definitely don’t miss cutting the grass every weekend, we now have flower beds in the front and back of the house.  The backyard has a lovely courtyard for entertaining, and did I mention I did not miss the grass?   When we were house hunting, this was something I definitely had high on my priority list, so when we found this beautiful home, with absolutely not a blade of grass, but wonderful flower beds, I was sold.  I also volunteer in a garden once a week.  This year we’ve put in quite a few vegetables in some of the raised beds, and since I live quite close to it, I’ve been put in charge of these beds.  So even though we don’t have the room for vegetables here, it is just a hop and a jump down the road, it’s such a wonderful feeling to be able to pick your own vegetables and herbs.  If you’ve missed the post, you can click on the pink.

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Six raised beds

Vegging out!

You might think of the title as literally vegging out, but quite the contrary folks, these six raised vegetable beds demand a lot of work, love, time and commitment.  These cold frame beds are located in Goodstay Gardens, a place where I volunteer once a week, and if you are a regular reader on my blog, you will remember the post where I wrote about these gardens a couple weeks ago.  Click on the green if you missed it.

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