By Jannet Walsh
How does your garden grow?
If you are like many in Minnesota, and you trying to figure out if you need to wear a sweater or a swim suit, or maybe both. You might also be trying to plant a garden.
This will be my first attempt at a Minnesota garden since my childhood. I can remember the small vegetable garden my mother Margaret I. Walsh had in Litchfield in the location of my childhood sandbox. My grandmother, the late Mary Jannet â€œJennieâ€ (Foley) Walsh of Murdock, was known for her beautiful flowers around the house and the garden. I think there was even a garden club grandmother belonged to in Murdock.
When we visited my grandparents when I was a child, my mother would go out to the garden to pick vegetables that were prepared fresh from the garden. There always seemed to be a cutting of parsley or other odd plants added as garnish, all I really could not understand as a child.
One my fondest memories of my grandmother Jennie would be her garden and how she toured me around to the several varieties of flowers. (I even had child-size garden tool, most likely a gift from grandmother.) I can remember especially the snapdragon flowers. If you pinch them, they look like the head of a dragon! See YouTube videos below I found.
Do you have a childhood gardening memory? Let me know at email@example.com.
Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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