I am amazed by plant life. I can't help it, it's genetic. Both sides of my family dating back generations have been gardeners (some professional, some amateur). My love of plants started when I was a baby, before I knew what it was about. My mom used to roll me around the gardens at Sunset Magazine headquarters - heavenly gardens - in my stroller. There were also trips upon trips to the local nursery. Thus, through nature and nurture, I am a gardener.
Two years ago, my parents helped me put in my amazing garden boxes. I stole the idea from an old clipping from Sunset. Dad designed the boxes and the three of us spent a day building them.
|The prep work|
|Boxes built, lined with gopher wire then covered with|
pea gravel for pest control and drainage.
Then the fun begins. I started with a winter garden and have now had my second of summer gardens with the boxes. It's amazing how well things grow in them. If you are contemplating adding garden boxes to you yard - DO IT. Use quality loam and additives for best soil. There is literally nothing I can't grow here.
|This spring's seed planting|
|12 varieties of tomatoes|
|Watch me - I'm germinating!|
|The yard in late spring|
|The garden boxes|
|Teddy Bear sunflowers|
|Yellow Pear Heirloom tomatoes|
Roost is one of my new favorite blogs. Please take a moment and jump over to it. The photography will leave you drooling over the recipes and then running to your kitchen to attempt to replicate... good luck.