The girls and I went to check on the garden behind the library. We ended up digging potatoes we planted a few months ago. The library was also having its monster machines demonstration. Big machines were on display like a fire truck and helicopter. I asked the pilot and owner if he ever used the helicopter to go on vacation. His reply, "No, I can't afford to." He said that once when the traffic was really badon I20, he got a call to fly Bishop Jakes from Redbird Airport to his church, The Potter's House.
In June, 2013 we were approved for a lot in Discovery Garden, located behind the Zula B. Wiley Public Library. June is not the most desirable month to start a garden in North Texas, but I had to start somewhere. I decided to plant in this community garden things I think about planting, but don't because of lack of space in the backyard garden. I started with the staples-bell pepper, and tomatoes, but since this garden would have full sun I decided to plant peanuts, zucchini,and green beans(rattlesnake). The raised garden bed is made of cement blocks with the outside blocks turned up to include more plants (I thought this was a good use of space. See pic) my daughter transplanted merigolds about three inches tall from our backyard flower garden to plant in these spaces to creat a border around the front of the garden. I planted skyscraper sunflowers from seed to create a border around the back of the garden. We were not disappointed with the flowers, in fact we were thrilled.
Welcome to my gardening blog. My father passed to me a love for gardening. I wanted to share this passion with my girls, so they would know the origin of their food. (not the local grocery store). So, I dedicated myself to giving them what my father gave me; and if I can inspire someone to garden, the reward is even greater.