Sunday, October 3, 2010


 A few months ago I agreed to show my garden in St. Paul's  2011 West End garden tour.  Is it bad that I'm already getting nervous?

I'm not just nervous, of course.  I'm also really excited about getting to tell my garden's story and getting advice from all the other gardeners that will be visiting.  But there were some seriously amazing gardens on last year's tour (thousands of bonsai trees?!?!) and it's a bit intimidating.  

I show plenty of photos of my garden here, but that's a bit different.  I get to choose which parts to show you.  You've never seen the huge pile of logs in the corner of the lot that has vines growing over, through and around it.  Or the kids' play area that is a tangled mess of lilac bushes, battle weapons and forts.  You've never see me struggle to unleash my hair from the obstacle course that is the thorned berry patch.

I'm really hoping that this garden tour will help me see the garden with a new light and fix up a few areas that have been low on the priority list (like any part of the yard that isn't for food production...).  I'm getting started already- planning changes, making lists and mentally preparing myself to have hundreds of people in my backyard. I should be ready by summer, right?


Catherine said...

You'll be ready! Let me know if you ever need help digging in the dirt -- I can live out my garden dreams vicariously through you!

Anonymous said...

oh, wow, i'm so excited for you! you'll be totally ready. and your garden is the garden of an awesome, working lady who takes care of a really cool family. it's supposed to look lived-in!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Your garden looks awesome to me! Best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

So cool! I love it!

Kristie said...

beautiful rosemary pic.