aw… so jealous. we live in a loft in downtown that i love. it’s amazing, with 13′ ceilings, concrete floors and tons of natural light; however, there are a few drawbacks. most notably – no yard. no yard for the dog. no yard for e to mow. and no garden for me. i try and do fresh herbs in the window but i think i’m doing something wrong as they never last. we’ve got lots of succulents and a killer cactus but it doesn’t make up for my intense longing to piddle around with a hoe, some seeds and a lot of love in my own backyard.
fortunately last thursday (thanksgiving day to be exact) i was able to do just that. e’s lovely sister-in-law (well she’s mine too, but we’re not “legal”) has this awesome garden. tj is super cool: if she were a recipe she’d be 1 cup full-time mom, ½ cup entrepreneur, and ¼ cup martha stewart. she’s got a good gig as a skin care consultant selling these seriously great beauty products (maybe you’ve heard of them?!) and seems to always know what’s right for the home. hence her perfect garden. it is so lush and diverse with vegetables (corn, broccoli, peas, scallions, radishes, cauliflower & carrots), mixed greens (arugula, mesclun, romaine & butter lettuce) and of course herbs (rosemary & thyme). i could’ve stayed out there all morning, with my scissors and later my camera, inspecting each leaf and searching for the perfect ensemble.
thanks tj for letting me “play” in your backyard! lovely, and simply serene.