I went to the gardening talk last night about organic gardening. First off I have to say to anyone in the area that this is an awesome little greenhouse and the lady who runs it is such a sweetie. Such a great crowd of people of all ages showed up to talk organic gardening. I think that the speaker was pleasantly surprised at how many people in our area already apply organic principals to gardening and were looking for specific answers to questions that plagued us
like my Tansy..or why can't I get broccoli to grow.. or black walnut trees..
The gardeners were from all walks of life and from all experience levels some like me had gardened before but were trying to grow quite a bit more intensely than previous years.
The setting of this talk was in an empty hoop house greenhouse she had some of her herbs and assorted things on one end and I was just in love
You could tell this place was built by her and her family the tables were put together out of wood and some wire fencing material The house was warm but not too hot it was a great night for a talk
After the talk we got to go see the gardens
Here is where I saw I am outclassed
I had to remind myself ..This lady has been doing this for years she is where you want to be in a few years (granted I want to be there for feeding my group and selling a little extra so I don't want to go quite as grand as she has but a girl can dream!)
Her garden was lovely everything was pretty ..and nicely I loved this touch it was not "perfect" I was so happy (not in a malicious way) to see a few weeds peaking out of the plants it made me feel more at home in her garden because it was not like a magazine it was like visiting an old friend.
She had this FANTASTIC watering system for her garden which is what I have wanted it is a set of gravity fed waterers that are all connected to each other with 2 spigots that are attached to hoses and they are then attached to a splitter that runs the lengths of soaker hoses through her garden
I saw it and squealed with joy telling her how I loved her gravity fed rain barrels
and I knew I met a kindred spirit when she told me they are ...dumpster finds
AHHHHHHHHH (do you hear the angels singing!)
I was chatting with her and some others and they were asking me what I was planning on doing with my garden splendor and I said I am going to be doing freezing of the food I make with it and dehydrating because I don't know how to can food.
There is a possibility of a class on canning coming up at her greenhouse (I would love to go!)
So I had a blast it was so nice to meet others and I invited the greenhouse lady to come see my garden in it's first little baby year
I have to remember
my Garden is like a baby an infant and in the years to come with the right care and attention it will get larger it will learn new things (like how to grow broccoli) and it will flourish.