Thursday, October 4, 2012
The garden notebook
The gardens at the new house have been a real source of joy and inspiration and have me dreaming of future plans. I can't wait to see the bulbs in the spring. Every time I plant something I dig up a few bulbs. I figure they must be just about everywhere. The previous owners left me a garden notebook and receipts of fruit plants they had bought in the past. I started reading the garden notebook this week. It is priceless! It notebook itself predates their purchase of this house in 1985. The first 4 pages are expenses from 1974. The garden notebook begins in 1988 on May 8th. It's just a simple diagram of the vegetable garden. Turns out the gate was there in 1988, that explains why it is starting to fall apart. And they had strawberries, quite a few, but none are there now.