Last night at blogfest I found out that FlatbushGardener used to live in our apartment. We had been getting the occasional piece of junk mail addressed to him and I wondered why so I got to use last night's event to ask. Small world. His blog has long been one of the best gardening and urban nature blogs
around and it first caught my eye when I was running GardenWeb and creating the GardenVoices reblog. We were both blessed with getting to look out on, and care for, the garden that our landlord built years ago. From early spring through late fall we eat most meals out on the deck that overlooks it. The garden lightens our days and even makes things like an oven that sets off the smoke alarm trivial. I also found out that he had planted some columbine which you can see flowering along the wall on the bricks along the wall on the right in the photo. You can also see a close up of them in a photo on his blog that was taken in from 2004. One day we will move on from this apartment too and maybe it will lead to a surprising connection.