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Sunday, January 22, 2012

What's in a name.....

Ok…. So I’m thinking of changing the name of my blog. What do ya think? “The Lazy Gardener”, “The Urban Gardener Without a Garden”, “The Gardener That Was”...

Yes, I’m aware. It’s been just a bit since my last entry. I left you hanging. There was no New York part 5. No word on the “new” garden. Well, here you go.

The “new” garden never was. The soil at the apartment was bad, and the pests that I had to contend with from all of the Spanish moss in our yard became more effort than I was willing to exert giving my state of mind.

Gratefully, I am on the other side of all of that now. I’ve made a brave move to one of my favorite cities, Atlanta, and am truly “urban” now. Unfortunately I am so urban that I find myself without even the potential of having a garden this year, the result of only having three weeks to find a place to live and ending up in an apartment complex.

What I do have for you though is a.) the promise that I won’t leave you hanging again, and b.) 2011: my year in pictures. I know I wasn’t that inspired to write, but you didn’t think I would put my camera down did you?

From the last of the harvest’s from the side and driveway gardens, my solo and life saving pilgrimage to New York City to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met, and a little friend that welcomed me to my new home in Atlanta, it’s all here for you!

Until next time: Happy New Year!


The Urban Gardener


  1. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them. If you decide to change your blog name, my favorite of the three is, “The Urban Gardener Without a Garden”. Or maybe you could call it, "The New Urban Gardener". Of course, how long would it be new? And then would you have to change the name again? I don't know. Anyway, glad you are back, and hope things are going a little better for you. Your pictures were bright and sunny, so that's always good! Looking forward to seeing more of you in 2012.

  2. Beautiful pictures, good luck on finding a garden. Have you looked into the possibly of getting a spot at a community garden!!!???

  3. My sister just moved to ALT and was asking me what to do with her community garden in her apt complex...I'm sure she would love help, as in she is a brown(black)thumb. email me if you want the info (

    1. It would be fun to help her! I'll give her a shout!

  4. Well, even if you've only got a few pots in the window call it a garden ;-) Perhaps there are community plots there?