Monday, July 25, 2011

Arjun's garden

Arjun is a MUCH better gardener than I am.  He actually enjoys digging - ALL kinds of digging.....

and working and planting and watering.  In fact, I would say that he enjoys the work more than the end results.  I am the opposite.  I like the part when you relax and gaze upon the work already finished. .. The flowers blooming in the weeded and well watered garden....the brilliant red sliced tomato resting on a toasted bagel with cream cheese...the smell that the enormous tomato plant gives off when it is so large that you can't help rustling the leaves when you pass....mint tea...cut flowers.
Arjun and I make an excellent team.  This year he did all of the work.  He grew tomatoes, basil, mint, rosemary, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias and morning glories.

He chose the seeds and he chose the plants.  He decided which would go where and he did all of the digging and planting and most of the watering.  I did the sniffing and smelling and gave them a drink when they looked thirsty and their caretaker was not around.

He's the coolest.


  1. You guys make a great team, and you put my garden to shame!! I recognize those orange hawaiian shorts-- from River to Sammy to Arjun. Your sunflowers are beautiful, and so big already!! Sammy picked the one small, green tomato that had just started forming-- he didn't realize that they don't grow any more once they've been picked, so he put it down on the ground next to the plant (thinking maybe it would grow more there?). Arjun is like Sammy--a little busy bee-- always wanting to work and help (and sometimes mess things up a little, too). Enjoy your garden and the summer!

  2. So fun, right?
    We can share our tomatoes with you!

  3. I did it I am able to blog, I think I connected you to my facebook page