Your Thoughts on Gardening
"We have all been taught that life begins in the garden."
First a Garden by Jon Carloftis
As a writer, the thing that I enjoy most about Fun Mondays is the challenge of writing a post about a topic that one of the other Fun Monday participants throws out to us. Many times I sign up thinking that I know nothing, or have no interest in, the topic that the host for the week sets for us. However, in my experience, there's always a link to the topic--a story, memory, or opinion that deserves to be shared.
So, as your host for the upcoming Fun Monday, I'm asking you to think about gardening. Do you consider yourself a gardener? Or, just the lawn keeper? When you think of your home, is it important that there are growing and flowering plants in your home landscape? Regardless of where you live--from a city apartment to a farm--do you need to grow something, even if it's a pot of geraniums on the patio? Do you grow your own food or have childhood memories of helping parents or grandparents grow a vegetable garden? Do you look forward to Saturday morning expeditions to local farmer's markets to buy the first strawberries or asparagus of the season and talk with the local farmers? Are there public gardens that you love to visit? What do you learn from them? Do you think it's important to teach your children and grandchldren about growing beautiful vegetables and flowers?
Tell us your gardening stories. And share some photos of your garden, or one you admire. If you want to participate, just leave me your name and web address in a comment. On Sunday I'll provide an updated list with links. Here's the list of garden writers--or wanna bes--so far:
(Who would like to volunteer to host for May 18th? You'll be glad you did!)
4. M(the Misanthrope)
8. Lil Mouse
9. Troll Y2K
12. Church Lady
13. Mariposa (also host for May 18--thanks volunteer!)
16. You're next!
Thanks all for signing to do a little digging and planting in the garden this week. I'll get the links up after watching the finale of Amazing Race tonight(although most contestants have behaved so badly not sure any deserve to win. . .). All will be ready for the early Monday morning bloggers and those of us who start a little later in the day!