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Team First Generation or Second-Generation Gardener?

By Trish
August 14, 2011

I've been thinking a lot about the word "heritage" lately. This week's Team Article explores if part of your heritage is a gardening one.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 14, 2011 9:13 AM CST
My parents always had a beautiful garden on the MS Gulf Coast. On Sundays, after church, we'd frequently drive to Mobile, AL for lunch and then to see Bellingrath Gardens, or some small nursery they'd heard of. My dad had a tiny greenhouse where he'd putter with Azalea cuttings or start seeds.
We never had a vegetable garden, though. I'm first generation tomato killer.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Aug 14, 2011 11:08 AM CST
My Mom had beautiful gardens and planters. Veggies too and fruit. When it was rubarb time I ran for the hills, but come raspberry time...YUM YUM It didn't take long before Mom realized I was not the best choice to pick...at least half ended up in my happy little tummy. Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 14, 2011 11:27 AM CST
Second here too!

Mom grew flowers, dad grew veggies. We also had grapes and pear trees and mom canned both.

When our children were young, we lived in the country and had HUGE veggie gardens. My dad was in charge of all of them. Big Grin We also had grapes and fruit trees.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Aug 14, 2011 11:36 AM CST

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Too funny, Sandi!

Ginger- some crops we grow just for "grazing" at our house! They never even make it in the door.

Vic- it sure helps to have a big garden with children, doesn't it?!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 14, 2011 11:40 AM CST
It sure does Trish and now I'm remembering sitting on the front porch as child and then again with my own children shelling peas, shucking corn, and snapping beans. Brings a smile to me. Big Grin I can even smell the fragrance of them. Lovey dubby
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Boopaints
Aug 14, 2011 1:00 PM CST
I', at least a thried generation gardener.

My maternal Grandmother lived to 103 and was still tending beautiful flowers until they finally needed car . She was 94. She and Grandaddy turned a giant tennis court into a vegetable garden. They lived in Albany, Texas and I loved going there for the summer.

On my paternal side, the same thing: flowers and vegetables and even plum trees. I loved those plums and plum jam is still my favorite. I did not like the Texas sized horn worms that also liked the maters and "POP" would chase us with them. Rolling on the floor laughing

My parents grew flowers but no veggies.Sweet memories!
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