January 12, 2009
Two years ago the garden was under construction. The bareroot fruit trees had just been planted and had yet to be trained in espalier. The gravel hadn’t arrived yet for the paths.
Currently, the garden is growing with much success. The trees, fruits, and vegetables continue to provide produce, entertainment, and exercise.
This blog was started to help keep track of what was going on in the garden. It was a source of communication for my father to enjoy the progress of the garden. He wasn’t able to get around very well and rarely could come into the garden to experience what was going on. The internet is a wonderful thing. My father has since passed away and so has a beloved garden pup. The garden continues to grow and evolve though.
2011 should be a great year in the garden. I intend to conquer grafting and successfully grow yellow corn. Small goals but I’m satisfied.
Now I have seed catalogs and a couple of gardening books to enjoy during these comfortable winter months. Before I know it, it will be time to gripe about swamp pants.