Gardening in the front yard

May 16, 2008

I know what you’re thinking! Some things are better left unseen. Those tomatoes and cucumbers should be in the back yard.My front yard What’s wrong with being like all of your neighbors and having a nice manicured green lawn?

Maybe you’re right. I have herbs, fruit trees, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, grapes, beets, onions, lettuce, arugula and beans growing in my front yard.

But, there seems to be some unexpected fruit.

I noticed that traffic would slow down in front of my house. Kind of like I had my own personal speed bump. Neighbors I had only waved to from a distance or as they passed by in their cars, now stopped their cars to talk or walked up the street to talk to me.

I’ve had to put down my tools and interact with people in my neighborhood that I only knew from a distance. I think I’m looking forward a harvest of vegetables, fruits and new neighborhood friends!