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Quote of the Day: Neighbors

June 30th, 2013

Gardens are living things that get pimples and have awkward growth spurts. They age and get wrinkles. The garden doesn’t care how it looks though. Only the gardener does (and maybe the neighbors).

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My mom’s neighbor is an avid gardener and her gardens show it! We’ve watched her garden grow, as they built their house around the same time my parents build theirs. Here are some photos of her lovely garden.
Gingers Garden 1
Gingers Garden 2
Gingers Garden 3
Gingers Garden 12
Gingers Garden 4
Gingers Garden 5
Gingers Garden 6
Gingers Garden 7
Gingers Garden 8
Gingers Garden 9
Gingers Garden 10
Gingers Garden 11
Ginger’s gardens have changed a lot throughout the years. I always enjoy visiting my mom to see what Ginger is doing. She has one of the most beautiful crabapple trees I’ve ever seen, sadly it was planted when they first moved in and she doesn’t remember the variety.

Do you have any neighbors with beautiful gardens that you get to enjoy?

3 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Neighbors”
  1. Marina C on June 30, 2013 at 6:44 am

    It would be so lovely to have a neighbor who gardens also!
    Thank you for sharing Ginger’s garden.
    Alba is my favorite crabapple, I will send you a photo by email as I do not know how to add it to comments.
    I look forward to seeing what has changed at your garden in the time you were away.

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  2. Adelina Anderson on June 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

    When I go to work I pass a house that has no lawn, only flowers, small trees and I believe herbs. It is the most amazing garden ever. Makes the drive so much more enjoyable!

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  3. amy on June 30, 2013 at 11:06 am


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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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