Thursday, April 14, 2011

Flashback Friday Prompt

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row

Do you have any memories of gardens from your growing-up years? Did your parents have a flower garden? Was landscaping important to them? Did they take care of the yard themselves or have someone else do it? What about a vegetable garden? Did your family have one and was it big or small? Any fruit trees? Did your mom (or anyone) "put up" (as we say in the South) or can the bounty from a garden? What involvement did you and any siblings have in planting? Was growing things encouraged, discouraged, or treated with ambivalence? What is your attitude, ability and involvement in gardening today?

Share your gardening memories tomorrow and link up here!


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Nice blog post.

Jim said...

Hi Linda ~~ I'm hoping for time to do this one! It is a really good one!

A preview: we were so poor but our doctor bill got paid when I was born because we had an 'overflow' crop from our potato patch to sell a that year for cash to the grocery store.