Once I opened my photo boxes to find a picture of my current house from back when I first planted the crabapple and spruce, I discovered all kinds of garden pictures from my past. I don’t recall taking a lot of pictures of my gardens in the film camera days, but it appears I took my fair share including…
This picture of my first garden.
This wasn’t the first time I had planted and tended flowers and vegetables… I grew up doing all of that… this was just the first garden that was my own.
It was a small open area next to the patio of my ground floor apartment. I planted as much as I could in that space, including snapdragons, dahlias, glads, zinnias, tomatoes and green beans. Since the patio was fenced in, and in the middle of an apartment complex, I had no problems with rabbits.
I didn’t keep a garden journal back then, circa 1984-85, but I do remember that I bought a shovel, my first hoe, a trowel, a rake, and a garden hose so I could properly tend this little plot of land.
Who knew that first hoe was just a beginning? It’s the first one shown in the hoe collection post.
How about a walk down memory lane to some of the first gardens of other garden bloggers? Who has pictures?