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Monday, 12 June 2017 12:30

The Accidental Garden

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Moving into our ca. 1900 home 2 years ago this month, I remember vividly a moving truck backed into the drive, below, unloading these potted plants, near midnight, temp hi 80's, humidity hi 90's, and it was the 3rd trip unloaded that day.
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I dug no plants to move, the only plants moved are in these pots, below. Pots not moved since arrival. Have not gardened yet. Beloved has spent 2 years removing invasives, clearing for roads, reconditioning pond/dam, grading, renovating sheds, house, painting, irrigation, etc.
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Late spring/early summer Beloved was beyond himself wanting tomatoes. No potager yet, we walked the garden picking a spot, temporary, for his tomatoes. On his own, he decided the chosen spot was too far away, and he brought a dozen large black plastic pots to the drive, below.

Yes, this was a drive, above/below. What had been a single-car-garage in the real estate ad began life as a single carriage barn, a 2-seat sport model carriage at most, with a long rotted away wood floor by the time we 1st looked at the property. Seller, realtor, inspector, us, were quite mum's-the-word-on-that-'garage'. Beloved put in the stone wall, stopping the flow of water into the 'garage', which is now a shed.

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Tree & pots, below, are on the property line. Typically historic, house near the road, facing east, at a property line, allowing space for an orchard on the other side of the house.

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Chairs, above, still painted the same green from my previous garden.

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From the deck, Beloved's tomatoes, below. Close to the house, they've earned a permanent spot. Will prepare potager beds before fall planting, below, trimmed with bricks from our chimneys, alas, removed for safety. Granite gravel, #89, best with the color of our house, quarry no more than a mile away.

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See the chairs in front of the shed, above? Nice trick, and an even better place to have lunch or sit late evening with my cats.
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Having the potager this close to the house, pure accident.
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Garden & Be Well, XOT
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Pics shot yesterday/today.

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