Blooming Garden

by Marie on July 11, 2008

Fresh produce just can’t be beat. Once you’ve tasted a home grown tomato, you’ll never go back. Happily, my garden is doing great this year. We planted peas, tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. In a week or so when the peas run out, I’ll be planting a zucchini and a pumpkin. I hope to have a nice large pumpkin ready for carving at Halloween.

Sharon Lovejoy is the author of a few great gardening books and recently I became a giveaway winner of 3 of them, thanks to The Artful Parent. Sunflower Houses, Hollyhock Days, and Roots Shoots Buckets and Boots are just a few of her published books. Sharon’s books focus on incorporating children into the gardening process. There’s tons of fun ideas, making a whimsical garden out of fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Even if you don’t have a “green thumb”, you’ll love these book. Along with great ideas, it takes you through all the basics of getting your garden started.

I love her idea for a Pizza Wheel garden. You shape your garden into a pizza wheel and then plant all the toppings to go on your pizza, like, tomatoes, garlic, basil, peppers, onions, etc. Thanks Sharon, for your gardening inspiration.

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What are you growing in your gardens? I need new ideas for next year.

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