Reminding me that getting on airplanes is sometimes worth all the headaches are all the cool folks I met at the Gardenblogger Spring Fling in Austin, including Robin of the Bumblebee Blog and Examiner.com. Funny that I had to go to Texas to meet my fellow Marylander, who lives about an hour east of me close to the Chesapeake Bay.
After touring Austin together we had a nice email friendship going and, after some strategic hinting on my part, she invited me to visit her, her family and, of course, her garden. Which garden gave me a serious case of envy for its beauty and the fat vegetables that come from it.
So as further proof that edible gardens can be gorgeous, I present Robin’s Williamsburg-style kitchen garden, where she strolls stylishly with her harvesting basket, plucking the most promising of squash for dinner, which was absolutely as yummy as I‘d hoped.
Over on my blog I posted more about Robin’s garden, this time the four-season foundation garden.
Top photo, the view from the upstairs bedroom.
Above, a close-up in the kitchen garden. Left, Robin with son Ben and one of her lively Papillons. (A dog breed that was news to me.)