More conversations about Trailer Parks than necessary.

I’m sure all four of you has been wondering: What is going on with Suz’s garden?
 Well, I’ll tell you… and thanks for asking. 
We’ve made an addition. 
And when I say 
“we” I mean I asked and the Coach DID. 
Above is my garden from last year. 
(It was raised last year, before that it was the opposite of raised)
Below, the right side is the old garden, the left side is the new addition. 
Coach took off the wire fencing from the old garden because it was rusting like crazy; we replaced it with some plastic lattice fencing. 
I’m not a fan of plastic, but I think this will keep the bunnies and raccoons out. Hopefully, it will also deter my tomato loving boxers!
The Coach and I had this discussion about the white lattice: 
“Do you think it looks trailer park-ish?
Well, it looks like it could be in a NICE trailer park, you know, the high-end retirement trailer parks….and not the trailer parks of our youth”
Listen. We know our trailer parks. 
So, I was so excited about doubling my garden space and I was only a little excited about it resembling a high end trailer park. I started my seeds and apparently I started them TOO early.
I was EXCITED…what can I say???
My goal was to have plants in the ground come October when it cooled off ever-so-slightly.
Sadly, I had to put some plants in the ground sooner because they were growing out of the baby pots. 
What is a girl to do? 
I put some plants in the ground…and then I fretted over the HOT HOT HOT Florida sun. 
So, I classed up my trailer park garden….
 With what else….trailer park beach umbrellas!
 I know. Genius. 
Happy Monday!

25 thoughts on “More conversations about Trailer Parks than necessary.

  1. Anonymous

    Well, you could sit out there and have drinks with little umbrellas in them so everything would coordinate in the backyard. Just a thought. Good luck with your garden this year! We had so much rain that we were really quite lucky to get any results at all.


  2. Did you watch Miss America last night? Miss South Carolina introduced herself with “I’m from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that’s how we roll…\” What? I so thought that's where you were going with this. I'm on edge… 😉


  3. I can let you borrow my \”vinegar jug cloches\” to really class up your garden… Notice I said borrow, since I can't just let high class items like that go for good. 😉


  4. You are so clever… Love the umbrella idea!!!!!! You are too smart for your YOUNG age…. Don't you know you don't get smart 'til you are 59??????? ha ha Love the 'plastic' fencing…. Hope it works… Raccoons can get through most anything if they are searching for food… Darn those ole things!!!! They have even tried to get into the very thick, heavy container where we keep our birdfeeders at night.. BUT–that one is too much for them (I hope)… haHugs,Betsy


  5. Love it! And I am a little envious of the fact that you are planting tomatoes in October. Here in N.C. I'm usually lucky to keep my tomatoes through the middle of October but this year because it was so wet and cool, they were done by the end of August. 😦


  6. Your family is fortunate you go to such a lot of work to have fresh vegetables for them to eat! I wonder how I missed that your dogs like tomatoes. Do you mean they would actually eat them off the plant? Funny! Just a thought about your lattice fencing. If you wanted – – and you don't have to because it looks fine – – – but you could paint it a beige to coordinate with the house. Isn't it the Krylon that is supposed to work? Also, our Sherwin Williams outside paint sticks to about anything, too. We painted the gutters on the house with it.


  7. Once upon a time I lived in a trailer…wasn't much of a park…just 3 single-wides in a ghost town..middle of no where…we didn't even have lattice…but we did have a \”wine cellar\” under the trailer with homemade choke cherry wine!


  8. HAHAHAHAHA I love this! And now that we have our \”own\” house we need to plant. But I could never keep up with you. that and our entire back yard is paved. Perhaps I can get a few tomato plants in some big planters. that's about all the energy I have for this year. And yes it is weird learning to plant in the fall!!


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