Thursday, September 15, 2011

Do: Garden

backyard blueberries
backyard rhubarb
backyard zuchini
backyard mom and harvest
backyard chairs and flowers
backyard chairs
Kenmore, WA

I was home for the weekend and summer was alive in Seattle. I was so glad I could see and eat the fruits of my parent's garden.

What's in the garden:
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, fig, and apple
tomatoes, carrots, beets, kale, chard, three kinds of squash and green onions
beans, peas, lettuce, rosemary, mint, and peppers.

In my mom's words: "I love knowing how my food has been fertilized and how the pests have been dealt with. I love being outside, in the fresh air, and working hard. I love running outside to find something I can use for dinner, breakfast, a smoothie, or whatever. I enjoy the things I freeze and can all year long. I feel productive and useful too."

A wish and a prayer that I can be a gardener like her when I have a home.


  1. oops, I forgot to tell you Basil--one of my favorite things.

  2. wow! your mom is awesome! i'd love to do that as well, head to my garden to decide what's for dinner. it's impressive the different kinds of fruit she's growing, kiwi! wow.

  3. I noticed basil missing on the list! Great pictures Jane! Looks awesome.