Monday, May 31, 2010

Square Feet

In my friend's garden,
orange, blue and yellow grow
with green vegetables.

Peppers hang out with
marigolds and lobelia
and other blossoms


summer squash snuggles
in its silver steel wire cage
butter yellow blooms


purple green lettuce
tomatillos vines climbing
clinging to wood poles

happy sunflower
raises its face to the sun
in my friend's garden.

20 comments:

ellen b. said...

So lovely...

snoopydog said...

Fabulous post! Fabulous photos too! Ros

Roxie said...

I understand that marigolds make the bugs feel less welcome, and the Indian "three sisters" system of planting, where you grow corn, beans and squash in the same mound, and the beans climb the cornstalks and the squash leaves shade out the weeds is good agriculture for small spaces. So what's the grid all about?

Great post and wonderful photos!

joy with less said...

Hi Willow!! Gorgeous photos of this beautiful garden. I so wish I had a place for a small garden. Photography is also one of my passions. It was so interesting to hear you have done inner-city ministry! What a small world. ♥

Roxie said...

Having a senior moment and can't find your e-mail. Lulu Naughty Lamb should have arrived at your house by now. Has she?

nikkipolani said...

What a delightful garden to visit!

joy with less said...

Hi Willow, We'll be relocating to Charlotte, NC working with One7 ministries. http://one7.org/

Thanks for asking and have a wonderful day!

twofroghome.com said...

What a beautiful garden!

Heather Ozee said...

what a lovely garden. Hugs!

Clarity said...

That is special. Recently heard of the idea of mixing vegetables with flowers, (a gentle dream of mine) such a good idea. I also like Roxie's educational addition. Who knew? Special, x.

Sharon Lynne said...

Your friend has done a wonderful job...so beautiful.

I suppose one must replenish the soil with nourishment before next Spring's planting. I think of this because I planted in the same garden area too many times, and my plants didn't do well. (So much for trying to save some money.) This year my tomatoes are on vitamins.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I want a garden like THAT!!!!! Oh, so beautiful!!! Hmmm. Must rethink our garden...and find a place for marigolds :-) Thank you for this lovely inspiration, my dear friend! These photos are spectacular, and the way you told this is so poetic! A perfect post in every way! Love, Janine XO

Tracy said...

Oh, how LOVELY! This is the kind of garden I aspire to--a beautiful mix of flowers and edible veggies...perfect! Thanks for taking us there, Willow. :o) ((HUGS))

Flower said...

Love the different textures and colors! It looks like a happy garden!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, dearest Willow!!! Love, Janine XO

Barbara said...

I have a friend here who mixes flowers and salad and veg. and it can work well.

Caroline said...

So wonderful. I've been re-reading A Secret Garden this summer and doing some gardening myself.

Jane said...

Lovely home grown veg. Jane x

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, what a wonderful visual poem!

Poshyarns said...

Oh it looks so lovely, I love flowers and vegetables together.