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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: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 14, 2011 9:55 AM CST
I have old family pictures: my great grandparents sitting in chairs in their yard, the corn in their garden growing in straight rows behind them; my grandfather, white shirt, dress pants, wearing a straw hat and grasping the handles of a plow behind an old mule in the middle of a partly plowed field. (I'd really like to know the story behind his clothes). I have a more recent picture of my uncle standing between stalks of corn taller than he is. I suppose I could dig a little deeper and find more of them.

It might have been where I grew up, it might have been the era, but I always knew if I wanted food to eat, I was supposed to raise it, and if I wanted color in my yard, I had to plant flowers.

Maybe it's genetic, you think?
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dahlianut
Aug 16, 2011 7:01 AM CST
Methinks so Shar. I have a knack with certain things that my greats down through Moo grew. I don't think that just happened to me.

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