Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wow...It's Been a Whole Year!!

My....time passes fast.  It's been a year ago today, that I posted my first blog post ever.

It was a busy year.  It's been a real learning experience.  Not just the blogging, but learning to garden here.  Gardening with very different challenges.  Different soil conditions....extreme weather conditions....and, of course, the challenges of the wildlife, here.

In all my years of gardening, I'd never had to deal with deer.  Now, that is a real challenge.

The veggie garden did pretty well, in late spring.  A sturdy fence and a bit of rain, helped a lot.

Then, the blast furnace of summer set in.  Record temperatures, during record number of over 100 degrees.....and, no rain for months.  That brought the challenge of just keeping things alive.

Then, finally, the rains came in the fall.  The creek was running for the first time, since we moved here.  And, things began to come back to life.

We made some changes here.  We put in a fence.  We put in a rock drain (The Rio).

And, oh yes, we added a family member.

We toured gardens, and learned a lot about what will grow here, and what won't.

We fought to keep things alive again, when the records cold temperatures hit.

We took a trip down memory lane, to National Parks we've visited.

We celebrated holidays and travel.

And, we mourned the loss of those we loved.

So, here we've come around full circe.  Back to spring again. 

There have been a lot of changes here at Patchwork Garden.  More beds to tend....more challenges to face.

I've met a lot of really nice gardeners, this year....both in their blogs, and in person.  Garden blogging has been a very good addition to my days.

So, I celebrate my first year, and hope to have a lot more to share, in the year to come.  I hope you'll drop by, and join me.

Happy Gardening...


  1. Happy one year of blogging! You have a great place for your vegetables. Also, the photo of the clouds is beautiful! I enjoyed your post.

  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I'm so glad your here, I love your blog. This was a wonderful post. I was reminded of all the posts you have made and it was a wonderful trip down that memory lane. It's funny you should post a picture of the fence because I was just talking to my husband about it yesterday and telling him what a nice job you guys did with it. I'm looking forward to the coming year with you. :)

  3. A lot can happen in a year. You reminded me how much I enjoyed your National Parks post. Happy blogiversary, and here's to many more!

  4. Happy blogiversary! We must have started blogging about the same time. I've been so busy, I totally let mine slip my mind. You've accomplished tons this year!

  5. Thanks for the 'regards'. It has been a very fast, very full year.

    Looking forward to more blogs to post and more blogs to read.

    I like learning from all of you.


  6. Just stumbled across your blog.
    Happy 1st yr. I enjoyed reading your blog & will return.


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