I have been bitten by the garden bug. And he bit hard this time.
With a baby that is no longer a baby, but growing up into an independent, let-me-trot-around-the-yard-by-myself kind of boy, I am finding that this summer holds much promise.
Promises of sunshine on my back and dirt under my fingernails.
Promises of hours on my knees and weeds to be pulled.
Promise of fluffy soil between my toes and fresh tomatoes ripening in the sun.
This past winter wasn’t much of a winter for us here in the north. We had an extremely mild winter and have had 45-60 degree days for a month now! Our fruit trees have been trimmed, the garden has been cleaned up and sits waiting for my tiller.
The Shoe’s Gardens
What I would like to do this summer is post “The Shoe’s Gardens” series on here. It will contain a post full of pictures once per month to see the progression of the gardens during the summer. I’d like to start this in April since I can honestly see myself tilling then and possibly planting my cold stuff. Usually we wait until after May 20 to plant everything else, but this year I might just begin a little early.
Your Gardens of Summer
I’m also toying around with the idea of posting a “Your Gardens of Summer” series. Like the Shoe’s series, we would post pictures of your gardens throughout the summer – one post a month. Of course, this will require you to email/msg me a picture of your garden each month. I would absolutely LOVE to see all the different gardens across the country and the unique ways we each do our gardening!
If there is enough interest, I will go ahead with this – beginning in April. So let me know if you are interested by replying in the comments below. We could include your name with your picture, or you can be anonymous. But it would be nice to at least know which state or province you are in to go along with the picture of your garden.
Let’s have fun this summer, ladies!!