It is hard to believe August is upon us. Wedding season is in full swing for daisies & pearls, along with a few other projects I am anxious to share with you in the coming weeks. When I am not working with clients, I am soaking up the summer. For those that follow daisies & pearls on Instagram, you have most likely caught a glimpse of my garden or as we like to call it “Daisy Mae’s garden”.
My grandfather had a bright green thumb and one of my favorite activities as a child was helping him tend to his bountiful garden. I like to think I inherited Grandpa’s green thumb.
Before making the move to our current home, we lived in a condo; which proved difficult to practice my gardening skills. I worked with the condo association to cultivate a community garden which was well received by fellow residents. Leaving the condo and my 6’ x 6’ garden plot behind for greener pastures; the Goodwins tried their hands at tilling new soil and sowing new seeds this season.
The garden was actually a surprise to me from Chad. Upon moving into our new home I went to war with the shrubs in the backyard. In April I returned home from a weekend trip to find the shrubs gone. Chad removed them (no doubt sick of hearing my complaints), leaving the perfect spot for a garden!
I will let the following series of photos tell the story of Daisy Mae’s garden and why we call it just that.
Once the raised beds were ready, Chad and I went on a shopping spree to the Portland Farmers’ Market for seedlings including, leafy greens, onions, herbs, squash, berries, carrots, peas, broccoli and tomatoes, lots of tomatoes.
When you are the owner of food obsessed dogs serious measures need to be taken to protect the crop.
Anyone who has ever visited Maine in the spring can speak of the unpredictable weather. May and June brought a mixed bag of sunshine and rain clouds.
July gave way to lovely weather in which the garden flourished.
Daisy took it upon herself to look after the garden. She is an excellent scarecrow until the garden hose comes out.
The bounty has been plentiful.
Daisy and Pearl are enjoying endless broccoli while Chad and I are enjoying endless homegrown and homemade goodness.
I hope this post finds you enjoying every minute of the summer whirlwind.