Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Joy's Garden

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to see Joy's garden, in a quiet cul-de-sac off Waterfall Gully Road. Barb and Jan were there too and we all had (what used to be called) a gay old time swapping gardening magazines and books and having some morning tea in beautiful, fine china cups before heading out into the garden.

Around every corner is another patch filled with a plant-lover's mixture of edible things and flowers and shrubs. In such a small area Joy has an amazing number of fruit trees, including a neighbour's avocado that is almost hanging far enough over Joy's fence to pick !

On the verandah Joy has a collection of foam boxes full of seedlings she has germinated from seed . A great innovation is to have each of them sitting on castors so they can be moved into or out of the sun and rain as required.

Joy has a lifetime of gardening experience to call on and moving into a smaller space has not meant she has had to stop enjoying growing plants. I can see she glows when she talks about her plants and loves each and every one of them. I hope I will be invited back when those summer fruits are ripe !

1 comment:

Maggie said...

What a Joy filled garden!. I love the flowers and veges all getting along so well.