Peggy's Garden

Some people are born with it.  Growing things. Crafting and sewing things. Getting results. Peggy La Point is one of those dedicated women. I hightail it to her bungalow in Southeast Portland for a closer look at how the garden grows.

While my yard is still under the spell of winter  debris, detritus, weeds gone mad but not quite Grey Gardens status, others have already long been industrious. Time for a closer look at my friend’s surroundings. Peggy has been at work on her garden since at least the second week of  March. So this trip is equal parts seeking inspiration and also snagging tips for myself.

We start in the garden

Peggy's Garden

The dirt arrived two weeks ago and already, a lot of progress. Seeds were in, and look!  Veggies are sprouting already. Can radishes in the salad be far behind?

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Sprouting Garden

I like this way of planting potatoes. It’ll work well in my container yard on the driveway, and look green and lush in the process. The trick is to keep laying over the dirt, as the eyes grow.

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Peggy's Garden

Right next to the veggie beds, more to look forward to with grasses, succulents and good old dafs. I promise to return at the height of the growing season, later this summer.

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For now, it’s time to go inside for a little conversation about the yard, since it’s been sprinkling lightly all afternoon.

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What’s growing inside the home? Plenty!

Peg-New-Seasons

Peggy’s standing on an amazing idea. Took some time. Like three years. But it’s about evolution. Gives ME faith we can all do it.

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Sewing-Machine

I consider that sewing machine, above,  to be “base camp” for the seeds of ideas that happen in Peggy’s mind. It’s a big and wonderful mess of creativity. I love minimalism, but MY best ideas come in this sort of atmosphere. Later, you can clean up. Should the mood hit. Peggy also deals with two kiddoes. While  I am  inside this sweet den of ideas, Andrew and Michael are busy playing chess. Can I please move in?

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Peg-Sewing

I was allowed to come in from the garden down to the work area with shoes on. But usually, one takes the shoes off. Feel the ground beneath your feet.

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And while we are at it, check out psoup.

Psoup

 

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