Green Thumb Sunday: My last look at the Iowa garden

One last look at my Iowa garden

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8 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: My last look at the Iowa garden”


  1. 1 germi May 18, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Can’t wait to read your posts from your new home! California welcomes you! I know you will be so happy in the Bay Area – what a paradise for eaters and growers. You’ve made a life-affirming choice, and I so admire the way you keep your chin up.
    I’m sending vibes your way for an easy transition! All the best…

  2. 2 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) May 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Hope your move goes smoothly — looking forward to catching up with the Inadvertent Gardener from her new home (and garden?) in California!

  3. 3 captain lifecruiser May 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Showing it that way, it doesn’t seem like it’s much you’re leaving behind :-)

    Good luck x millions with the move and the new job, but above all: with your new garden, an own or not!!!

  4. 4 Christina May 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I wish you all the best.

    I don’t have a yard of my own, but I’ve built a beautiful, productive garden in the backyard of a friend. If you are unable to find a place where you live to stick your hands in the dirt in the Bay Area, you may just find it somewhere you don’t live: a community garden, a friend’s place, a church or schoolyard. Good luck in the move and the search for a home and community that meets all your needs.

  5. 5 Heather's Garden May 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I wonder if the new renter will be happy to have a garden area they can work or if they’ll be annoyed that someone dug up a perfectly good section of the lawn.

  6. 6 Annie in Austin May 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Just stay away from black walnut trees, Genie, and you’ll be fine! I’ll bet that’s one aspect of Iowa gardening that you will not miss one bit.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  7. 7 gillie May 20, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Gosh are you going already? Looking forward to seeing what grows in Ca (or rather looking forward to going green with envy when I see what you can grow in Ca!)

  8. 8 inadvertentgardener May 23, 2008 at 11:31 am

    germi, thanks for the vibes and the good wishes — I’m so excited to get to California that I can hardly stand it!

    Lydia, stay tuned on that garden situation…I’m still working out that piece of the puzzle…

    Captain Lifecruiser, well, it was early in the season, after all — Iowa’s growing season doesn’t really kick in with full force until later in the summer.

    Christina, those are all terrific ideas — I have an offer or two out there to follow up on…trust me, I will be looking around!

    Heather, at least one of the new renters (I had a conversation with her) said she wanted to keep the garden going. We’ll see if it really happens…I might send a spy over to see…

    Annie, I will definitely stay away from those trees no matter what!

    Gillie, I’ll be keeping everyone posted, for sure. :-)


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