Thursday, September 1, 2011

A CA girl in the gardening world!

I didn't grow up gardening but I did love planting things. I remember every once in a while I would plant a random pack of flowers and dote over it for a while. We did have a lot of fruit trees (Fig, lemon, grapefruit, tangelo, orange, avocado, Kumquat, and we did have strawberries for a while). The thing is in CA you don't have to do much, things grow pretty good on their own.

I started to dabble more in gardening when I lived in Seattle and loved it but mostly I grew flowers. When John and I lived in Orem we were allowed to plow up a little part of the yard to plant a vegetable garden and it did great...until we moved when everything was ripening.

In AZ we finally got our backyard in and planted a vegetable garden and then picked up and moved again right when the fruits of our labors were starting to show. So even though this is technically my 3rd vegetable garden I really haven't had a lot of hands on experience.

Why am I telling you this? Mostly to try to rationalize the words that came out of my mouth in front of my garden sesei Lea.

Lisa: "Look over there we have a watermelon growing!"
(walking over to admire).
Lisa: "Hey my watermelon turned into a cantaloupe!"

Ya, I'm still learning....A LOT!


Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Love it!

The Hamlin Family said...

You are doing a whole lot better than this Cali girl...that's for sure. It was so good to run into you today! Next time I go to Costco, I'm going to keep my eyes open for you. And your boys are seriously adorable!!! Anyways, thanks to you, I am going to try to update my blog a little more thanks for the motivation! :)

The Ramsay's said...

Haha i love this!

Mae said...

I think this is funny because I just thought, "Oh, funny. Sure, someone who doesn't know much about gardening might not know that, bit no big deal, she's learning."

Then I checked out my neighbor's watermelon (her garden is 2 feet from where I park my car) and was floored to see a cantaloupe growing among those supposed watermelon leaves! So we're in the same boat! Except I studied horticulture!!! I had a good laugh at that one.

Abbie said...

LOL, I've decided I love to garden simply to garden. Not really to get any harvest, but just to watch things grow.