|An 8 X 16 raised bed of infinite growing potential.|
In my experience, gardens make good neighbours. I have met more of my neighbours, wherever I have lived, in the garden than anywhere else. All those gardens, and all those gardening neighbours, have left a positive and memorable impact on my life.
Now I can say the opposite is also true - neighbours make good gardens. It is the story of how we recently acquired an 8 X 16 raised bed garden next to our new home in Nova Scotia.
Earlier this spring I watched from my window as our neighbours, Ronnie and Peggy, built a raised bed garden next door. Recently when Peggy dropped by our home for a visit, we found out that the new garden was a birthday present for her sister.
|Gardening with a view|
Linda and I couldn't think of a better gift than a garden, and said so. That comment got the ball rolling, and confirmed for us once again that the bountiful universe works in mysterious ways. And sometimes it works quickly.
Within three days Ronnie and Peggy had an 8 X 16 raised bed finished right next to our house to match the one they built next door. Whoa! Is this a dream? It seems too good, but it is very true.
There it is. Yup - still there. Still. It's confirmed. We have a garden.
Right now we are growing infinite potential, but soon Ronnie will drive his tractor over with a few bucket loads of soil. And while we are a bit behind schedule for this growing season, it won't be long before we get this garden party started.
Gardens and neighbours, neighbours and gardens. The two go together so well. I can't wait to share our bounty with everyone.