The house we bought last year came complete with several long benches that run the perimeter of our deck. Because we are not the type who throw huge parties, my husband decided to turn each bench into a garden planter. Due to his hard work, last year we were rewarded with a haul that included carrots, peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, a variety of herbs, some very pretty daisies, and radishes (of course!).
As the temperature here measured in at 56 degrees yesterday, I decided to peek at my garden beds.
I have never been one to keep a historical record of my garden’s transformation from plain old dirt to summer’s bounty, but my discovery yesterday might nudge me closer to such a ritual. Supposedly Napoleon Bonaparte once said: “A good sketch is better than a long speech,” and this utterance has morphed into many variations, including “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, if I did decide to journal about my garden, I would display the picture above front and center.
But because my little planter garden contains an impressive array of flora that few people appreciate (and also because I was looking for something to write about), I believe identification is in order. With that in mind:
Since it is the end of April and my first harvest of radishes is about three weeks away, I am afraid my first garden entry is not typical of what one might normally find in a journal. That’s okay, because I learned a great deal about the vegetation that I normally pluck out without thought. Today is a tad warmer, and I will again visit my garden planters. This time I will bring my gloves and methodically remove those pesky things that I must now refer to as Weeds!