Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pumpkin Garden for Children

In January 2009, we wondered if the snow would ever melt. This photo taken on January 23 shows no indication of what is in store for this boulevard in a quiet, tidy neighborhood where few front-yard vegetable gardens are found.

In early April, the sod was being turned over.

By mid July, pumpkin plants were thriving. The secret was starting the plants indoors.

In August, the foliage has dried up a bit, and the pumpkins are recognizable and sizable. This must be quite a reward for the 13 children and two adults who identified with the pumpkin patch by placing "namestones" along the sidewalk and road.