This morning I took a bicycle ride through the posh neighborhood just a few blocks away. I decided to spot and photograph all the food I could see in the gardens – mostly looking for front yard vegetables and fruits. This particular enormous garden has long been a favorite of mine.
I love to see people making use of driveway dividers to grow food. Here is squash or melons and dried up corn.
Persimmons in the front yard of a charming house that I have always admired. But since I was focusing on food growing I didn’t snap the house itself.
Across the street from the persimmons the neighbors have two pear trees.
This is my favorite – when vegetables are used in front yards as part of the landscaping for all to see.
What the hell are these? I don’t know if they’re edible but I had to include them because they’re weird and cool. Also – the same yard had an orange tree.
Here it is. Look at all those wasting oranges. That’s a real shame.
Grapes and limes! I may have spotted rhubarb too but it was hard to tell and I didn’t want to trespass to find out.
Small apple tree.
This was planted in the sidewalk strip and I wish I could do that in my strip but I think the city doesn’t allow it and here in my very busy very city block I think it would get the city’s attention.
The owner of these tomatoes came home just as I spotted them. I asked if I could take a picture of his tomatoes and he said yes, but I think he was really weirded out by me. This is another driveway divider as garden. I love it!
Damn poor picture but this cute little house put a pretty vegetable box right near their front steps. Super charming!
And lastly – another veg box in a front yard. They have another on on the other side of the walkway. I wish my tomatoes looked that robust!
That’s the end of my posh neighborhood food growing tour.
That was a really nice way to start my day. Unfortunately, my back is hurting so I’m headed back to bed for a while longer to ice and heat it. Hope you have a great Monday!