I was asked by Michelle the editor at Gardenista.com to write a piece about my kitchen garden here in Portland. I was thrilled and started working on it right away.
I love to read Gardenista. It’s like jumping into a world full of lovely, perfect garden ideas that I wished I had thought of but didn’t. So I was honoured to be asked to contribute.
I soon found that I didn’t have half the photos that Michelle required to make the piece ‘personal’. Most of the photos missing were of me! I don’t take that many photos of me in my own garden – well you don’t when you’re the one holding the camera.
So one morning I got up really early and asked my husband to take some photos of me in the garden. I guess the photos were somewhat staged but all the things I’m doing in the photos I do actually do in my garden. Just not on the same day with the same dress on :)
Finally, I had all the photos ready and went ahead and wrote the piece. It’s quite difficult to write about yourself in your own garden so I had to get my head around that first. But once I got into the swing of things it all just came out.
Here is the piece. Have a read, see what you think. An English Garden in Portland.