I don't buy it. This may be the case in large cities (where I believe it is more difficult for anyone to garden because of lack of traditional gardening space, etc.) but this does not jive with what I'm seeing at all. I too am a Gen X gardener who got started gardening in college and have been since. All but one of my friends is a gardener in some respect, and these are childhood friends, not people I met through gardening. At our master gardener plant sale we sell 11,000 plants in three hours to about 1,500 to 2,000 people, half of which I would estimate to be Gen X'ers or Gen Y'ers. I think what is happening is that younger gardeners have many other things to keep them busy (kids, full-time jobs, other hobbies, friends), so the amount of time they dedicate to gardening may be less than what some may perceive to be the "average" gardeners, but they are gardeners (who spend money on plants) just the same.
Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
|5/2/12 12:39 PM|
Funny, I had a list a mile long of what we "had" to have in our first house, but when I saw it, all that went out the window. I wanted a big kitchen with a large eating area; I got a small eating nook in a kitchen (that we modified to include a banquette and seat many more people). We wanted three bedrooms; we got two plus a "bonus room." We wanted two bathrooms and big closets; we got one (really ugly bathroom) and tiny closets but renovated to put in a second bathroom and a small walk-in closet. Attached garage? Nope. But the really important things—the location, the lot, the charming original details—made us fall in love with the place. We bought it 10 years ago and we hope to never leave.
What 'Must-Haves' Did You Let Go Of When Buying Your First Home?
|4/10/12 8:33 AM|
Thanks for the nice comments on the changes. There are really two separate projects shown in the photos above. First we did a fairly extensive remodel of our 1938 cottage (we essentially pulled off the top and put it back on higher to get more useable space) and added the deck. After that, I completely redid that side of the yard, which had obviously sustained a good deal of damage in the renovation. Prior to the renovation there was garden that just wrapped around the patio (you can see it in the first picture, the orange snow fencing was protecting a Japanese maple). I added the path to the detached garage (before we just wore a hole through the grass walking out there), tiered beds with stacked stone walls on either side as well as gardens along the path.
Before & After: Erin's DIY Side Garden
|2/9/12 11:29 AM|
Funny, I just found three of these in the basement at work and was wondering whether they'd work as a nightstand or side table.
Repurposing Old Typist Stands as Bedside Tables
|3/22/11 5:04 PM|
Fine Gardening is my favorite by far. Last time I looked Garden Design was more of a "look but don't touch" kind of feel. Beautiful lanscapes to be inspired by but don't try this at home. Fine Gardening is full of great how-tos and inspiration.
Recommend Landscaping & Gardening Magazines?
|3/9/11 2:02 PM|
The Impatient Gardener
The Homies: Best Home Tech Blog of 2011?
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|1/20/11 4:22 PM|