Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Gardening Year!

Last year was an interesting gardening year for me. I had the excitement and hard work of getting our plots at the Community Garden. Although the extremes in the weather made for some disappointments. Looking back at the pictures, it was an amazing transformation.

February 24, 2011

May 16, 2011

July 14, 2011

August 31, 2011

As many of you know, the Community Garden is moving to a new location this, I get to do this all over again! I am really going to need a lot of support and please remind me that all the hard work will once again turn into this





All in all I really can't complain about 2011. We got to meet 3 Garden Bloggers: Laura, Marcia and the crew at Spring Garden Acre. Now, what can be better then meeting some great new people?

We also ended the year with a harvest total of 726.25 lbs. Although I really did expect the total to be much higher. Who can complain about........

a couple of full cupboards, a full freezer and lots of other good veggies stored away to fill our bellies with great and nutritious food??

"The Italian" and I wish each and everyone of you a Happy, Healthy & Bountiful New Year!


  1. I think you did pretty darn good for 2011, and you also met some other nice gardeners like ME! :o) Have another blessed year...Ginny

  2. 明けまして おめでとうございます!
    (Akemashite Omedetougozaimasu!)

    Happy new year, Robin!
    The transformation of your garden shows what you've done with your love and attitude to gardening! It's fantastic!

  3. Ginny, I am so happy that I met you! You definitely keep things in perspective! We were very blessed with all the bounty that garden provided us with last year.

    Takaeko, Thanks so much! We are looking forward to another year of gardening!

  4. Not only do you get to do it all again but you can learn from any mistakes that you made so things will be even better!

  5. I love those before and afters!!! It really is wonderful to see how much you can accomplish in a short amount of time

    Congrats on all the food you've put up! Amazing!

    Happy 2012! Here's to another bountiful year!!!

  6. Robin, this post shows the value of just putting one foot in front of the other while heading for your goal AND the fantastic perspective you have when you stop and look back and the journey you have taken. Congratulations on a wonderful year and many thanks for sharing it all with us.

  7. Wow that truly is an amazing transformation...congratulations on a gardening year well done.:)

  8. Love the pantry. It's better than looking at a jewelry store...all those pretty colors.

    Happy NY, Robin

  9. Sue, You are correct. I am going to make some changes.

    Thanks BeeGirl, I was really amazed when I looked at all the pictures this morning. I forgot how bad that place was just less then a year ago. Let's go 2012!!

    Patricia, You are very welcome. I may need some words of encouragement this year when I am struggling to get the new garden site going.

    MrH, It is amazing how much work can get done in one year. Now I get to do it again..oh boy!

    Tami, yes, beautiful canned goods are much prettier then any jewels. Happy NY to you too!

  10. Happy New Year, Robin.

    I hope to get back to blogging tomorrow with a harvest post of all things!

  11. I'm with Ginny, I think you did really good in 2011 too! And I hope 2012 is a great year for us all.

  12. I am so jealous of your tomato bounty. With some luck next year we will be just as blessed!

  13. I know it will be a challenge to start all over again, but I also know your determination will get you through it. I promise to hold your hand, too ;-)

  14. Marcia, Happy New Year to you too! A harvest is a great way to start the New Year!

    Thanks Dave, I sure hope Mother Nature is in a better mood this year!

    Vanessa, I hope that we are all blessed with a bountiful gardening year!

    Thanks Granny, I know I'm going to need your support!

  15. Great before and after pics! Keep in mind the beautiful green ones when you are working in your new garden and are hot and tired. You did a great job!!

  16. Transformation? I think you mean a freaking miracle! :)
    I'll be moving home during to growing season this year, so no veg plots for me. But I'll watch yours with envy.

  17. Thanks Lori, thoughts of the wonderful veggies and some Advil may just get me through!

    Thanks a bunch Nic, You can always stop by and help :)

  18. What an amazing total - over 700 pounds! The pictures of the community garden are great. Taking an un / underutilized piece of land and turing it into something aesthetic and productive. Wonderful!

  19. Thanks Perdita, I was expecting more.....but, we got enough to keeps us in good eats!

  20. Happy New Year! I can't wait to see how to new community garden grows. 2012 is going to be a great year

  21. I can't imagine going through all that hard work again! Makes my little projects seem simple! I'll have to quit complaining now! Good luck with your new plot. Happy New Year!

  22. MrsP, Happy New Year to you too! I just hope that they have the Community Garden ready for us by early March...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    HolleyGarden, It was quite upsetting when I found out about the move. But, there is nothing we can do but look at it in a positive manner and buy an extra bottle of Advil!


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