Reader Garden: Sandy's Well-Watered Oasis

Reader Garden: Sandy's Well-Watered Oasis

Faith Durand
Jun 3, 2008

Here's one more small, urban garden from a reader. This one is just so lovely, and it comes from reader Sandy, who overcame some natural obstacles with hard work and plenty of water. She says...

I just wanted to share an interesting story about my garden. My husband and I moved into a condominium north of the Philadelphia area and I was happy to discover I would have my own little garden. There were some downsides for this garden: there was no outdoor watering system, it was completely covered with weeds and the soil was in such poor condition.

I replaced the soil and with the help of my watering can and gallon milk jugs, I was able to have a pretty decent garden this year. I planted several vegetables, three heirloom tomato plants, purple tomatillo, apple green eggplant, a strawberry pot filled with herbs and nasturtium gleam, an interesting edible floral plant.

I have a purple tomatillo that's growing surprisingly well in a large container.

Nasturtium Gleam, which is also an edible that can be used with salads. My mother gave me these seeds last fall and they're going nicely.

Up at top, my strawberry pot which has lemon thyme, basil and sage.

• For more images and details, please check out Sandy's photos on Flickr.
• Also check out Sandy's blog, sugarpond, and her food blog Five Spice Duck.

- Thank you Sandy! So beautiful...

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