Somewhere on the Outer Banks
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Most folks call it a vegetable garden.
Others prefer to use kitchen garden.
Me, well, for me I go old school; it’s a victory garden.
Here at Totem Hall we let our freak flag fly and do our best to live the whole granola crunching organic lifestyle. Let’s see, for this year’s edition of my victory garden, I planted corn, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, basil, eggplant, tomatoes, watermelon, and, for the sheer heck of it all, potatoes. All are organic, with a big percentage of my garden being heirloom varieties. In case you’re curious, I do talk to my plants. Why not, it works for Zonker.
On solstice day, I had the first picks of the season. Yeah, yeah, I know the harvest should be earlier, but what can I say, I planted way too late, a victim of well, my tendency to do this or that before doing this or that.
In my part of the world, winter is fast giving way to spring, albeit without a fight. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen record setting rains, followed by a brutish cold snap. Through it all, flowers bloomed here and flowers bloomed there, and not just our winter friends, the camellias. Though they made their appearance in town, out in the country, the only ones missing from the party are our daffodils and paper whites. The wonder and beauty of flowers, of course, is the ability to take a snip, or two, and bring that wonder and beauty inside, something I have been able to do every day this winter, which is truly a blessing. Anyway, to celebrate another morning of freezing temperatures, and in eager anticipation of spring, I present a collection of some of our winter flowers taken out, and about, at the Hall.