Monday, January 9, 2012

My son - "The acorn don't fall far from the tree"

My son Jim is an avid gardener.  It doesn't matter that he has a big job (VP of HR for a large manufacturing concern) and is on the road a lot.  He still finds time to garden.  There is an empty lot next to his house, and he asked the developer if he could have a few feet of it to enlarge his garden.  He thoroughly enjoys the added space and makes good use of it.

For the past couple of years, I have given him a flat of greenhouse plants for birthday and Christmas gifts.  This year, I added a little something extra.  I gave him my favorite garden seed catalog (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - Get your catalog by clicking HERE!) and told him I would plant two kinds of tomatoes in the greenhouse, his choice.

I already got his list - of course, many more than two.  I imagine him going through the catalog page by page, enjoying the pictures, dreaming of plants hanging heavy with fruit in the summer sun, and mouth watering in anticipation of the flavor of homegrown tomatoes).

Yup, the acorn don't fall far from the tree!


  1. Well your description of my review of the catelog of tomatoes - my goodness quite a number of them - is pretty close to accurate!!

  2. That is just where I am with all of these catalogs floating around here. Dreaming of summer sun and a plate of tomatoes!