Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to a Gardening Daughter

Having featured a couple of city gardens recently, I thought I'd also show you a teeny plot that impressed me the other day -- this one is in front of my daughter and her BF's place. She asked the development's landscapers if she might augment their efforts, and they said that as long as she left the basic lines intact, she could go for it. And she did! She's tucked a few tomato plants, various types of lettuce, numerous herbs, nasturtiums, and a few other attractive edibles in among the ornamental grasses. All very fitting for a cook's garden.

But while this young woman will always cook, I know, her cooking-for-a-living days are numbered.

As I wish her another Happy Birthday (I've marked two (click here to see one of my favourite portraits of this girl ever) previous ones on this blog already!), I also wish her all the best as a student over the next few years as she returns to school to embark on a new career. We're all proud of you, Meg -- Happy Birthday! If your garden grows half as well as you have, you'll have a fine crop indeed.


  1. What a clever daughter, and artful too!

  2. Thanks! And thank you so much for the crows!
    I love them, just the other day I was pondering how I was going to aquire more accessories for my bare walls.
    Love you

  3. I love all the layers of colour and texture. Gorgeous little plot of garden.

  4. It is ingenious how the best things come from the smallest of beginnings. love the mixture of feathery textures with the salad leaves.

  5. She is clever and artful, Mardel -- am I not lucky?!
    Girlcook: Can't wait to see those paintings on your walls!
    LBR and Indigo: Didn't she do a great job? I love the mix of textures as well -- it's reminded me that I should pop some lettuces in among my flowers next year.

  6. Would you be willing to tell us what Megan will be studying? I'm curious and wishing her continued success!

  7. Duchesse: Since she's proclaimed it to something like 370 friends on Facebook, I think it's okay for me to share -- she's doing a three-year program to become a Registered Massage Therapist -- still very hands-on work, but in a more nurturing environment and with more reasonable hours. I know we spoke last summer of some of the drawbacks in the professional kitchen and they finally became too much for her -- the change is a big financial commitment (for us as well as Meg!) but I'm looking forward to seeing her much happier. I'll pass along your good wishes.

  8. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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