A few days with the temps near 60 degrees F…

…and everyone seems to succumb to ‘Garden Fever’!

Last Saturday, I needed to visit the local hardware store–the only one in the neighborhood!–at Clark Street and Devon Avenue (pronounced “Duh-vahn” here for some reason), aptly called ‘Clark and Devon Hardware‘.

I was surprised to find these outside the entryway:

Clark Devon Hardware-1

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Clark Devon Hardware-2

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Clark Devon Hardware-3

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Clark Devon Hardware-4

Even more surprising was the community garden just beyond the parking lot!

Beautifully designed, don't you think?

Beautifully designed, don’t you think?

???????????????????????????????Tulips and such growing rapidly…

...but more importantly, leaf lettuce and what looks like broccoli plants!

…but more importantly, leaf lettuce and what looks like broccoli plants?

One smart gardener already has seeds planted, probably for early peas, and carrots, and hardier types.

One smart gardener already has seeds planted, probably for early peas, and carrots, and hardier types of vegetables.

It’s really heartening to see these small community gardens come alive here in Chicago, and especially to see that the gardeners are ‘twenty-somethings’, perhaps taking their first try at growing their own healthy food!

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4 responses to “A few days with the temps near 60 degrees F…

    • I feel yours has been worse than ours, smacked, after reading all the reports (I follow BBC, especially the readers’ photos) and reading about your area via your blog. We should have a “Welcome the Green!” celebration, yes…a day when everyone does not have to work, and must go out and appreciate Nature!

  1. Community gardens seem to be popping up everywhere these days. I don’t know of any in Melbourne, there are places where you can hire space for a garden, lovely idea for people who don’t have one and would like one. I wish someone would hire mine and look after it.

    • I’d gladly come and do that for you, Leanne, were I still able! I miss gardening so very much, but these days, the back can no longer bend as long, the knees cannot take to the ground very long, and the hands suffer from doing any repetitive motion…it’s not easy getting old!

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