Friday, May 10, 2013

THYME TO NAME THE GARDEN


The contractor that built the fence did this as a surprise for me
(have I mentioned he was awesome?).  He thought I might want to be able to put a sign up that names the garden, so he left these two posts longer for me.  They are of course set in concrete so they aren't moving.  Then he even gave me a piece of pre-cut wood that fits much like my graphic above, just a little overlap on each post.  So now I have a quandary.

What do I put on the sign?  The name of the farm would seem obvious but then again, Seda Bolsa is the name of the whole farm, not just the garden.  So do I just get some lettering, keep it simple and write "GARDEN" across the top?  Or something like "VEGGIES HERE"?  Or some clever play on words?

Anyone ever name their garden plot?


49 comments:

Linda said...

Little Seda Bolsa?

Annie*s Granny said...

Seda Bolsa Gardens
Garden Tours 5¢

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

el Jardin de la Granja (our farm garden)

ladyhawthorne said...

My old garden was named Wyld Abandon. My current one is Canterbury Trails since the house is Canterbury Cottage and the garden winds around the house.

I like the garden tours idea!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i don't know if you follow my great gay friend from wales but he has a whole post on how they named their garden and they are called bosoms...it is hilarious! he is on my sidebar under the name...going gently!

SmartAlex said...

My husband had a sign made for mine. My name is Brita, so the sign says "Britaland" :-)

Sandy said...

1st and 2nd Man,

I like the name "The Oasis", what is your thought on the name?

Quinn said...

I would go with something inspirational but simple, so you won't get tired of seeing it day after day after day. Something that maybe makes you take a breath and remember why you are doing what you are doing. And smile.

Archguy said...

Green Acre

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

"Walk this Way"

Kris said...

Under The Texas Sun. It's big and sprawling and ambling, just like Texas.

Dani said...

"Sufficient" to remind you of the goal to be that, and the (hopeful) proof that you are :)

or

"Greenfields"

Linda Claxson said...

Seda Jardin? Keeping with the spanish theme.

Linda

Linda Claxson said...

OR Cerdos Oido Jardin which actually means the pigs ear garden lol. Least that's what the online translaters say.

George Booth said...

Since "seda bolsa" means silk bag (according to babelfish lol), what about "silk pocket" or "little silk bag" - Seda Bolsillo? :)

1st Man said...

Good idea....I like it.

1st Man said...

Like Gray Gardens, ha. I love the 'garden tours' idea too.

1st Man said...

Not sure I can fit all that on there, LOL. It is neat though.

1st Man said...

Wow, you came up with some great names for your garden. That's great. Sounds like something from a classic novel.

Isn't the garden tours idea great? Granny always comes up with good ones. :-)

1st Man said...

OMG, yes, I have been following him for awhile now and I just remembered his "Bosoms" name, that is TOO funny. That whole post on that was hilarious.

1st Man said...

Ooo, that's a great way of doing it too. Thanks!

Annie*s Granny said...

I found it on a Google image search, LOL! I'm not THAT original :-)

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Ok I simply MUST read this blog...link please?

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

That is awesome!

2 Tramps said...

No help here - my Mother has called our garden "dog patch" in the past. But it is simply a work in progress - a perpetual artist's palette.

What about "le jardin de partage" - The Sharing Garden - since you plan to let others enjoy your harvest, too.

Karen Ambrogi said...

I think something along the lines of "Bounty" or "Bountiful" is appropriate! Best of luck with your garden, whatever the name! It's so satisfying to nurture and watch a garden grow, then to nourish our bodies literally with the fruits of our labors.

1st Man said...

He's on my sidebar of blogs too, "Going Gently". Here is his link http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com

He blogs on all sorts of topics, movie reviews, latest goings on his small welsh village, etc. I swear almost every post makes me laugh.

1st Man said...

Shhh, Granny, don't give away all your secrets!!!

1st Man said...

I like The Oasis too. Dang, y'all are all too good. I don't know my thoughts on it. They are all over the place. And everyone's comments are giving me all sorts of 'places to go', ha. I'll have to dwell on it for a bit. I will definitely have an unveiling here.

1st Man said...

Something that makes me smile and take a breath....sigh, I like that too!!

1st Man said...

Ha, that's cool. It certainly seemed like an acre inside that fence when I was mowing with a push mower, ha.

1st Man said...

I like that one. Or "walk this way....for five cents", ha.

1st Man said...

Amen! And in the summer, definitely under the sun.

1st Man said...

You are awesome. I love sufficient. Greenfields is good too. My mind is now going 100 directions.

1st Man said...

Look at you breaking out the spanish. Thanks, I didn't think of that. Very good. That gives me some new direction.

Annie*s Granny said...

Keeping with the Spanish theme of Seda Bolsa....

Jardín de las Delicias - garden of delight
Delicioso Jardín - delightful garden
Mi Lugar Tranquilo - my quiet place
Nuestro Lugar Tranquilo - our quiet place
Tranquilos Jardines - peaceful gardens

Blame any translation errors on Google Translate :-)

1st Man said...

Yes, that's the what we meant to do when we named the farm. Hmm, with so many new visitors and followers, I might need to explain that again. I like Seda Bolsillo. thanks for that suggestion!!

1st Man said...

dog patch...hey nothing wrong with that either.

Sharing garden is a nice name in any language...thanks!

1st Man said...

Hello! And thank you for stopping by. I like those suggestions too. What a nice thought....and you are so right about the fruits of our labors. :-)

1st Man said...

And here I thought Granny was bilingual!! :-)

Thanks for those suggestions. I might just do something in Spanish. It keeps with our theme. I'm tossing around a few ideas now, all these comments inspired me...I'm stewing on some things.

oldewave said...

Our garden isn't named but we have a hand carved wooden sign above the front porch proclaiming our house to be "The Handbasket."

Janice said...

As you refer to your place as the little farm how about 'Little Garden'? I also like 'Good Eats'.

Amanda Pope said...

Oh heck just call it Two men and A garden LOL!

Annie*s Granny said...

Perfect, I love it! Or, in Spanish, "Dos Hombres y un Jardín"

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Eden

1st Man said...

Now THAT is funny! :-)

1st Man said...

Cool and I like Good Eats (though I might think of Alton Brown everytime I am in there, ha).

1st Man said...

LOL! Well that certainly would make sense, ha. We'll see! And Granny, breaking out the Spanish.

1st Man said...

Wow. simple and to the point. Though I could call the whole place that since everytime we're out there, it feels like that to us.

Ha, that also makes me think of Garden of Eatin', too silly?