The problem is I live in a small retirement apartment with no personal outdoor space.
My friend Pat, who also lives here, and I decided that we needed somewhere to plant some kind of garden, so we begged management to let us have a little space.
We aren't allowed to plant anything in the ground so we had to improvise with a container garden. As we both live on small incomes, we also had to do it as economically as possible.
The side entrance to our building has a small patio area with a table and chairs.
It is a nice place to sit for two people, but we do need more seating.
I donated a stone bench which extends the seating a little, but I am hoping for more.
I also added my plant stand. It needs to be painted again, and I hope to get to that soon.
So now we have a few flowers, some herbs,
and even some tomato and bell pepper plants.
It isn't the largest garden I have ever had, but it is a start and I hope they will let us build on it.
There are a few community spots on the other side of the building, but the sunlight is not really good there and there are not enough to serve everyone who wants a plot.
I think community gardens are really important, and I would love if they would let us turn some of the grassy area into more plots next year.
Today is a rainy day, but tomorrow I am going to get out there and watch the flowers grow.