Thanks to all who sent in their photos. I was both amazed and inspired at the entries we received, and found choosing a winner to be very difficult indeed. So I chose two winners! Connie M. spent 10 years transforming a grassy yard into a garden full of whimsy. Susan S. of The Lord's Acre in Fairview N.C. showed us that a small plot of land could help many in their community.
Connie's garden of whimsy
Susan from Lord's Acre
Over the summer my husband has taken our small front garden, and turned it into what I've termed "Tomato-Topia". We are now up to 100 pounds of tomatoes, and still going storng. Below you will find before and after photos of our Tomato Place.
We here, at Clarington, would love to see what you have been growing this summer in your gardens. Send us your photos and stories, and our favorite will receive a $50.00 Clarington credit , and be featured on our blog.
Let's see what you have done! Send your entries to email@example.com.
Deadline September 13th 2013
Tomato-Topia at the start of the season . . .
Harvest time for our Tomato-Topia . . .
Helpers who will enjoy the harvest with us . . .
My helpers are using one of our English trugs to gather the harvest. We have a limited supply of trugs on hand, which you can see here.
Rabbiting Spade Makes Transplanting Easy: Moving plants from one place to another is risky. There’s a 50/50 chance of survival with many plants, and as we dive into the process, we go in knowing it may not end well. It helps to know that every job has the perfect tool, and with my trusty new Rabbiting Spade from Clarington Forge, I felt confident to face those dicey transplanting odds.
Guest Post by Christy Wilhelmi
As a fan of Amy Stewart and a good cocktail, I am excited to read Amy's new book the Drunken botanist. When I saw she was touring for her new book I hoped she would plan a stop in Philadelphia, but it was not to be. Then I turned on my radio yesterday morning and discovered an hour long interview with Amy on Radio Times, a wonderful program produced by NPR station WHYY here in Philadelphia. Here is the link to this interesting and very enjoyable hour of radio: