June 27, 2011

A Walk Through the Garden

For as long as I can remember, my dad has been a master gardener! He finds it therapeutic. Especially this past year since my brother's passing. You can read one of my most popular posts on Garden Grief Relief here.

I am always amazed at how everything is brown and then within days, it is all green. Here are some photos from my walk through my dad's garden.BASILGARLICMINTPEARSAGESUNFLOWERThere's much much more I left out - tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, cucumber.

The scent of basil and mint will always bring me back to my dad's garden.

What about you? Are you growing anything this summer?


"Gardening requires lots of water.
Most of it in the form of perspiration."
- Lou Erickson

9 comments:

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Your father's garden is beautiful :)

Not growing anything this year, but I used to grow strawberries and cherry tomatoes. It was sooo much fun going out and picking them, hehe. They were scrumptious!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Just a few tomatoes and black berries. Didn't plant much this year. Our plum tree didn't put out any fruit this year :(

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I have all of the usual things in. It's not growing so well this year, I really need to work on amending my soil. But I grew up with gardens too, love them:@)

Leslie said...

We have lots of herbs growing here too. The smell of fresh mint reminds me of my grandmothers back yard. So peaceful!
I hope that your dad is doing great and having a good summer.

Annie Louise said...

Hi,
I just purchased lemon thyme, creeping thyme, sweet basil, orange mint and chocolate mint this past weekend. They are all great for cooking, but I also simply enjoy the wonderful aroma that emit as I water them. Thanks for sharing,
Jeanette

Terri said...

We are growing a huge herb garden. I love my basil but I also have several kinds of parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, horseradish, mints... it is my favorite part of summer.

the cape on the corner said...

love your dad's garden. those pears! awesome! i'm growing cucumber, pepper, and zucchini. one plant of each, so not much.

Karina.Zhen said...

Wow everything looks delicious, especially the basil!! I personally don't grow anything, but do plan to get into it!! My dad is in love with his garden, he tends to it day and night! He's currently growing tomatoes, string beans, etc. I want to start my first garden of carrots!

Carolyn Johnson said...

What to do if the garden is burned from unrelenting heat and drought? Guess we will look froward to fall!

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