Images from a Vancouver Community Garden & Backyard

Images from a Vancouver Backyard and Community Garden 8

I love gardening. My dream is to one day have a home with a plot of land big enough that I can have a big fruit and veggie plot and flower garden in the back. In Vancouver Community Garden ‘s are very popular. We have had a Vancouver community garden plot for 4 years and we love it. It’s a small plot up on a hill where it get’s tons of sun. The plot is 6 feet by 8 feet and is one of about 50 plots.

One of my favorite things about our community garden plot is the communal fruit. Around the garden there are blueberry bushes, strawberry plants, grape vines and apple, plum, pear and fig trees that everyone shares.  We always make sure to water the grapes and blueberries that are closest to our plot and then when the fruit ripens everyone is free to help themselves. Most of the time people are really good and don’t strip the bushes completely free of fruit… though for some reason that seems to happen with the plum tree.

Images from a Vancouver Backyard and Community Garden 4Last year we moved into a bigger townhouse and it has two huge planter boxes in the back. They are about 2 feet wide by 12 feet long. We planted fruits and vegetables in one box and flowers in the other. It’s my first year growing dahlias, which are one of my favorite flowers, so I’m very excited to have room to grow flowers this year.

Gardening with kids, even if you only have room for container gardening on a back patio or on a windowsill, is a great idea. There are so many benefits of gardening with kids. I devoted an entire post to benefits of gardening with kids that you can read here.

I love taking pictures of my harvests. We haven’t had too many yet, as we wait for things to ripen, but here are my harvest pictures from this year.

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Tell me… do you garden? What are your favorite things to grow? Have you been able to harvest anything yet this summer? Would your dream home include a big, backyard garden?



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'Images from a Vancouver Community Garden & Backyard' have 6 comments

  1. August 1, 2013 @ 11:45 pm Amy @ The Connection We Share

    I love this post because I love to garden too!!! I’m not as lucky as you with the zucchinis but so far we’ve gotten tons of strawberries, raspberries, about 10 apples, peas and a handful of blueberries. My dream is for my children to pick their own dinners from the backyard and I think it’s finally happening :)

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    • August 2, 2013 @ 5:59 pm Crystal

      It sounds like you have quite the garden Amy! I planted a raspberry bush this year but it hasn’t done anything yet. Hopefully next year.

      Good luck making your dream come true!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the Facebook friend request. :)

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  2. August 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am Jenny

    i wish we could grow veggies here, but i think if we tried, the animals (rabbits/squirrels/birds) would leave nothing for us and it would just be a waste of time… makes me sad. your crop look amazing though :) hope it’s yummy~

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    • August 2, 2013 @ 5:57 pm Crystal

      Yes growing fuits and veggies, knowing that animals are going to get them isn’t as fun as growing them for your own consumption. ;)

      We have ants in our backyard that get some of ours. :p

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  3. August 2, 2013 @ 5:44 pm Dani @ lifeovereasy

    You pictures are gorgeous – nothing nicer than having something you’ve grown yourself!

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    • August 2, 2013 @ 5:56 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much Dani, I’m a bit of an Instagram addict. Thank you for visiting too. :)

      Reply


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