Skippy and I walked though the Rock Meadow Victory Garden yesterday. I just get overwhelmed with how beautiful vegetable gardens are! And to see so many together almost puts me over the edge.
The fall is a great time for gardens. Rich colors and the evidence of a full season of producing fruits. Birds and bees are in abundance – singing, buzzing, gathering.
This collection of 120 garden plots is very nicely maintained. A beautiful range of gardens: from all flowers to all vegetables – even some fruit trees and lots of berry bushes.
I was so enamored that I am looking into getting my own plot. I am realizing that the trees in my yard are not getting any smaller. The shade continues to advance. Some crops do very well there. Some just don’t even compare with the plants in the Victory Garden plots, which receive full bright unfiltered sunlight.
So, I’m imagining what would go well at my plot next year. A topic that can keep me laying awake much too long at night. Potatoes, squashes, lettuce, fava beans …. We’ll see.
In the meantime, you can see a slide show of more of my Victory Garden photos here on Flickr.
Belmont Victory Garden