Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by Faye at Summit Musings. Here is her beautiful assignment. I am sure we will see some beautiful gardens this Monday.
So, as your host for the upcoming Fun Monday, I’m asking you to think about gardening. Do you consider yourself a gardener? Or, just the lawn keeper? When you think of your home, is it important that there are growing and flowering plants in your home landscape? Regardless of where you live–from a city apartment to a farm–do you need to grow something, even if it’s a pot of geraniums on the patio? Do you grow your own food or have childhood memories of helping parents or grandparents grow a vegetable garden? Do you look forward to Saturday morning expeditions to local farmer’s markets to buy the first strawberries or asparagus of the season and talk with the local farmers? Are there public gardens that you love to visit? What do you learn from them? Do you think it’s important to teach your children and grandchldren about growing beautiful vegetables and flowers?
I am not a gardener or a lawn keeper (I have just paid someone money to mow the lawn as I write this) but I wish I was. I have sweet memories of helping my grandmother with her farm. Every school holiday, my Dad would ship my brother and I to stay with my grandma for a week or two. Every morning except Sundays we would wake up early and go till the land. She grew lots of sweet potatoes, groundnuts, corn and beans. When she harvested them, she would bring us the fruits of our labor and we felt so proud of ourselves. This summer I want to be visiting our Sunday market to look for fresh produce. Last Sunday I did go and apart from yummy looking strawberries, I did not see much produce. I want to teach Reheme to plant something this summer, I think it is very important. Interesting for Mother’s day, they (Rehema and Henry) both brought me plants and Rehema was comparing her plant to his.
She ‘planted’ something when we went to the zoo a few weeks ago and she has been asking me if when we will go check on it.
Head over to Faye to see the list of garden writers.