This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, May 26, 2008

garden mailbox

skippy's mailbox
garden with mailbox box
For Mother's Day my son made me a mailbox for my community plot garden! Its beautiful. Metal flashing on the roof, a wood peg to secure the door. "Skippy" is hand carved on the door, which opens with brass hinges. The community gardens have few identifiers for the plots - so this will be mine. And maybe I'll get mail some day.

garden structures

garden gifts



Anonymous Caroline said...

That mailbox is wonderful! You've got a very handy and talented son. :) Everything looks great in your two gardens - that first salad sure is going to taste sweet!

May 26, 2008 10:48 PM

Blogger Amy said...

That's so cute! Your garden looks great.

May 27, 2008 12:21 AM

Blogger Daphne said...

The mailbox is fabulous, though it does say Skippy on it. So instead of mail for you, it ought to be doggie treats for Skippy. One of my dog's favorite treats is carrots. I could just imagine finding carrots in your mailbox.

May 27, 2008 9:05 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Great idea about the treats!

May 27, 2008 11:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your garden path mulch do you use?

May 28, 2008 8:48 PM

Blogger kathy said...

The mulch is wood chips provided free by our town.

The town is doing restoration work in the adjacent meadow. Many trees are being removed and chipped. Hence there is an abundance of fresh wood chips around in piles to which we gardeners are helping ourselves. We cart wheelbarrows full back to our plots.

These work well and look nice. Once they are gone I don't know what I will use. Without a mulch the soil gets really dusty to walk on.

June 06, 2008 1:59 PM


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