Creating and maintaining your own garden can be a lot of work, but it can also be very rewarding. In addition to the natural beauty a garden provides your Denver home, you can also grow your own fruits and vegetables.
Jacqueline Feldman recently discussed her gardening hardships throughout the summer in a Denver Post article entitled, “Gardening resilience grows when Colorado summer storms bring wind, heavy rain, hail.” She recounts how over the past few years, life seemed to get in the way of any gardening plans she made. However, this year, she committed to keeping and maintaining her own garden, and the results were very revealing.
After successfully keeping her garden for a few weeks, hail storms and other severe weather pelted the Denver area. Feldman’s garden was toast following those storms on July 20th.
Jacqueline drove through Lakewood the following day and gained some perspective. While many homes received thousands of dollars worth of damage, all Feldman had to complain about was an injured garden.
Then something happened. Feldman took another look at here garden in the afternoon, and a single pepper remaining on the pepper plant gave her hope that not all was lost. A few weeks later, many other crops had returned, and Jacqueline began to see some of the resilience in such summer weather.
We hope that this story inspires your to start your own garden in Denver and to always stay hopeful in the worst of situations. If you are new to Denver, we welcome and encourage you to join the community in its planting endeavors.
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