I heard about Trudi through my local nursery, The Growing Place, where I had the honor
to hear her speak of her life and love of gardening. Trudi started her life and her lessons
in Germany during WWII. To hear her speak of her journey is as if she is telling
it for the first time... she has such life and JOY within her.
Do you have Market Day at your school?
Trudi STARTED Market Day!
But read in her book how it started!!!
I greatly encourage you to get her book*
and read about how her life was as a young girl and how she came to America.
Above, in the second photo, is Trudi's front gate and yard...
She uses every inch of space for her beautiful gardens!
Whenever this gate is open ALL are invited in to enjoy her gardens.
Such kindness and hospitality.
Above is a note on the back carriage/garden house door. ~
It invites you to use her "powder room"!
See the water lilies!
My photos do not do justice.
Below is a small view of the BIG protected vegetable garden. (deer, bunnies...)
A view from her terrace~
a beautiful planter~
Oh, need a little cat nap?
Notice the lower structure of this "flower bed" also.
Here is a tip I learned from Trudi~
Save your garden and household vegetable waste and dig a hole, I dig 12"X12" holes.
Cover with dirt and place a garden marker on top like a stone...
this is so that you remember not to plant her for 6 months when the soil will be rich with nutrition for you plants.
If you get her book you will find out how big of a hole Trudi has dug and what
in the world she put in it!
I went to Amazon and found her book.
HOWEVER, for some STRANGE reason the two new books
are priced at $99.99!!!! Something must be incorrect with the listing.
It is a great book... for $29.95, NEW HARDCOVER.
* LinksTrudi Temple
Trudi Temple's Garden ~ The Story of Trudi Temple, Founder of Market Day
Laurie Bohlke & Trudi Temple
Goblin Fern Press, Inc.
3809 Mineral Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin, 53705 U.S.A.