About The River

Friday, May 6, 2016

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn

Hello Friends,

It is that time here in Wisconsin.
It will be planting time very soon.
Some things can be planted already, like lettuce and spinach.
We have experienced some very warm days here in Wisconsin. A bit too warm for our neck of the woods for early May. All of a sudden, Spring is bursting and going very quick.

The following photos are of our garden at the Community Gardens last summer. 

The gentleman who started the Community Gardens is in his late 70's. He has been heading up the Community Gardens for all this time. 
This Spring he asked for help from your family. 
We are excited to volunteer. The Community Gardens are free to use for anyone that is willing to keep a garden. Water is provided for free, composting piles and tilling the garden at the beginning of the season.
We are happy to give back to something we have enjoyed.

My garden last spring right after planting.

 Saturday morning we will be helping stake off the garden plots. 
I am looking forward to volunteering with the care of the Community Gardens.

Last year we planted during the Memorial weekend. Wisconsin's Spring is looking like it might be a good three weeks earlier this 2016 garden season.

Gladiola bulbs

 Last Spring...that is me...with my four garden plots...cheering that I got them all planted.
The fun will start all over again in a week or less.

Come back for a visit on Monday, I will have a special announcement regarding 
The Little Garden That Could.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Such a great way to give back, contribute and make a difference in your community Carla❤️! Sounds like a busy and rewarding day today! Happy Mothers Day to you as well! I'm excited to read about your special announcement Monday! Yay!

  2. Planting time is THE BEST TIME EVER!!
    And so wonderful that people come together at a time when someone needs help.
    Happy Spring

  3. So happy your weather is cooperating for earlier planting. I imagine you guys will have sore muscles for a day or two from all the bending. Looking forward to your announcement. Happy Mother's Day.

  4. I LOVE your community garden, it is such a wonderful thing :) That you are helping out with the garden is wonderful.
    AND... I love your love of gardening, it helps keep me inspired!
    Looking forward to Monday.... :) :) Happy Mother's Day!

  5. We don't plant a garden here, but I love home grown veggies!!! Community gardens are a good thing. I am looking forward to planting some flowers. Here, next to Lake Michigan, we are chilly. :-( I hope it warms up soon.........I wanna get out!!!

  6. You will have a beautiful crop this summer. I live in an apartment and miss planting flowers.

  7. I usually wait until Memorial Day weekend to plant my annuals and veggies (even down here in the Madison area), but this year I will start earlier. The soil is so warm, and we don't have frost in the forecast. Yay! Enjoy! (Cute photos.)

  8. Oh this is so good to read.
    I am sure your planting will bring some lovely food / plants.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

  9. How neat to be able to plant in a community garden! I always thought that looked like a fun thing to do.

  10. How sweet Carla. I love this. What a wonderful way to give back and enjoy taking care of a garden.
    You are such a wonderful garden angel. Happy Mom's Day.

  11. How awesome is that! Enjoy the fruits of your labor this summer.

  12. This looks like a very nice Community Garden, Carla. So nice of you to give back to your community. We're having an early spring here, too. I'm glad! xo


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