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.

Friday, November 13, 2009

a gardener's fortune


WOW! My fortune cookie is about my garden! "New meaning." .... I wonder what that means. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Of course, gardens are always taking on new meaning. They never stay the same. The seasons change, the weather changes. Plants grow and then die. My garden this year was very different from last year. And the our Community Garden is evolving, too. I've heard many visitors comment on this as we have now over active 120 plots.

During the winter season, I always like to take some time to review the year. Compare with past years. And make plans for next year.

This year my garden provided a lot of food and gave me an overflowing larder. If there's a new meaning I'd like my own garden to take on next year, I'd like a more beautiful and restful space, in addition to a productive one. I'm thinking about benches, arbors, chairs. Colors and shapes. Definitely more sunflowers. I'd like my side yard garden to connect better with the front and back yard. I'd like to bring herbs and vegetables into my front yard.

And we have projects ongoing at the Community Garden too. New meaning there could be to grow a sense of community. With a bit of communication, we could do things. I look forward to our new honey CSA, a second Annual Seed Swap and Giant Vegetable Contest, our new bulletin boards, and who knows what else.

Maybe my next fortune cookie will be more specific.


Blogger Kalena Michele said...

that's awesome how you happened to get THAT fortune cookie. What a blessing :)

November 13, 2009 7:51 AM

OpenID henbogle said...

Great fortune!

November 13, 2009 9:08 AM

Blogger victoria T. said...

That was an amazing fortune for you to have gotten. What are the chances that a number one top-notch gardener like you would get a personal fortune like that??? How did that cookie know???

November 13, 2009 12:49 PM

Blogger Gary Jen and Ruby said...

Fortune telling cookies, luv em - as long as the answers are good!

Want any seeds from UK ? Email if you're after anything in particular !


November 13, 2009 2:04 PM

Blogger Michelle said...

That is SO COOL! I love that...

Maybe eventually you could put something together where each plot owner gives a bit to a food pantry...or grows an extra row specifically for...the less fortunate can have organic fresh produce, too...? Just a thought...xo

November 13, 2009 2:26 PM

Anonymous TyroGardener said...

What a hoot! Although I don't eat the cookies, I never miss out on my "fortune". Love your blog.

November 13, 2009 6:33 PM

Blogger pion said...

"Your love of gardening will take on ..." This doesn't mean the garden as you have interpreted it. The meaning is in "you(r) life" because of "your love". Focus on yourself otherwise you won't be able to deconstruct & exegete the text.

November 13, 2009 8:55 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I'd rather focus on the garden. "My love of" is way too serious...

November 13, 2009 9:49 PM


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