Growing up in the country I have always loved being outside, every year my family had a vegetable garden and we canned everything. The long hot August summer nights were always hotter because of the canning during the day. This was before most people had air conditioning. My mother also had house plants, but when she went to college when I was about 13, the houseplants dwindled until there was only one Easter cactus. I asked my mom if that could be mine and she bought me a purple passion plant. I had the Easter cactus for over 20 years. My obsession had begun!
I gradually accumulated houseplants until our house literally looked like a jungle. My mom bought me a houseplant book that I would look at to decide the next plant I had to have. I would spend days cleaning, transplanting and moving the plants to different parts of the house. Once I decided I had become an expert (in my opinion), I decided I wanted to move it outside and learn about herbs and flowers. Carefully over the next several years, I planned out my parent’s lot, thankfully they had an acre and a half of land. By the end of about four years, I had 19 different sections of gardens, not counting the vegetable gardens. My love for herbs and flowers have grown over the years and I hope I can bring you some knowledge, mistakes, recipes and most of all some of the excitement I feel whenever I walk into a garden centre or open a gardening book. Below are some pictures of the vegetable garden. It was not as big as it used to be. it went almost to the tree in the one picture.
Parents Gardens outback