Every spring, Lee and I grow a garden together.
I have to admit, he does most of the work. Oh, I water and weed, but he’s the guru when it comes to our gardens, whether we’re talking flowers or vegetables. Over the last week, he’s been hard at work getting this year’s veggie crop in order.
Last year, we had our vegetable garden in a big wooden box on the side of our yard. But the wood was old and weathered, and we realized it was falling apart. So he tore it down, and we were left with this:
Once he had torn down the old structure, he spent the rest of the week getting our new garden in order. Here’s the finished product:
You can’t really see them yet, with the exception of the small tomato plants, but this new garden is home to one heck of a future salad: tomatoes, romaine lettuce, scallions, cucumbers, green peppers and squash. I can’t wait to watch them come to life.
As we tend our garden this summer, I’ll think back to how Lee made all that manual labor look like fun. As you can see, he’s truly a garden gnome: