My husband pointed out to me this week that the community garden might be the best he has ever seen it...and he would know. Not only is he the real gardener in our family, but he has been doing this for most of his life.
Personally, I always get that little thrill when I see the "firsts" come up...like this first zucchini, and this
first pepper. It is a little trickier this year to get good pictures in the garden because everyone has encased their plot of land in deer preventive netting
making some of my photos look like I am on the outside, trying to get in. Last year the deer were a huge issue...eating their way through many a green bean patch, so nobody is taking any chances.
I am impressed by how well these gardens are being kept this year and how interesting and inventive the gardeners are.
In all the years we have been gardening, I have never seen anyone put tomato cages around their eggplants or stake up their cabbages with string around them to keep them together. These may be brilliant ideas that need a closer look. Like a science experiment on the precipice of the end result and great reward, this garden is producing not only fine food, but eye candy for those who can appreciate it and that feeling of accomplishment for those who might need it. In our everyday working lives we don't always get a pat on the back for those accomplishments, however, I would like to say to any of the gardeners who might read this post...Very good job...it is all so impressive this year. You guys and mother nature are making magic happen right before our eyes!
I am linking this post to A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.