Patio Garden: Listen in as Daddy teaches me how!


***Important Note: 

Daddy and I purchased the seeds for our patio garden back in late January/ Early February of this year. 

We had planned to get started with this project much sooner.

But, life happened, and one day in mid February, out of nowhere, Daddy collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital. 

As a result, he spent some time in the ICU. 

But thank GOD, he was released ONE WEEK after his emergency admission date. 

God was with him the entire time!

He was truly blessed and so were we!

We thank every doctor, nurse, assistant and therapist involved in his care.

Special thanks to my son and daughter who were with him when he collapsed.  They took immediate—lifesaving action.

Remember, in an emergency, it is best to call 911 because they bring help; they are NOT just there for the ride! 

They can make ALL the difference between living and dying!

Thank you to those first responders (Paramedics, EMTs and Firemen ) who arrived on the scene to care for my Dad.

Also, special thanks to the anonymous witness who called 911 seconds before my daughter did!

That said, after spending several weeks in physical and occupational therapy, Daddy is now recovered.

No doubt, we lost some time starting our gardening project, but his well-being was much more important to me.


Enjoy the post and the video!


I think it was 2017 when I first revisited a recurring idea of setting up a patio garden.

Sadly, Covid-19 has recently come to town and highlighted, among other things, weaknesses in our food supply chain.

As a result, you can best believe that I am now moving this project to “on fire” status!

I’m dead serious!

Anyway, a critical piece to this garden project included having my daddy teach me how to set it up—mainly because that dude has a…





Green thumb mix!

His daddy taught him.

I’m a Georgia girl, so frankly, as far back as I can remember—and I am about 50 :), my dad, who is a native of Alabama, maintained a garden in our backyard.

He kept that practice up for years!

Later in life, maybe 15 years ago, he transitioned to apartment living, and continued gardening on a smaller scale.

Neighbors, who passed by his patio, would ask, “Hey man, how do you grow such beautiful greens?”

He’d just smile and offer some form of pleasant response and continue on with tending his “crops.”

And when the crops were ready to be harvested, mama made sure to cook them up just right!

Queen Diva Eva!


Now then,

Let me be frank, there is NO way in hell that my dad would consent to appearing on camera so I had to secretly record the action!

God knows if he reads this….that’s my ASS! 

Oops!  Did I say that?

Forgive me Daddy!

That said, I am going to post an audio of him supervising my steps toward establishing our little family garden along with a short video and some pictures.

Forever the conductor!

But he’s cool about it


Enough of my rambling.  Check out the video.

LadyG loves YOU!

*** WARNING:  This video contains strong Southern accents so may the peace of the Lord be with you if you are not used to it!  A bit of translation is included 🙂

Comment on your experience with gardening, or if you’d like to leave a tip!

Check out Daddy’s railroad stories by going to category: “True Railroad Stories.”

*See pictures of one of his gardens in the first post I did about his gardening here!

23 thoughts on “Patio Garden: Listen in as Daddy teaches me how!

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  2. G! So glad for you and your dad that he’s ok!! You know, whenever I hear of someone driving their loved one themselves to the hospital, I think (No no no!! you call an ambulance, so they can tend to her/him right from the start!!!) I don’t understand how people don’t get that.

    The gardening, what sweet, quality time you both shared!! You’re right, I couldn’t understand him! Lol. BTW, shouldn’t the containers be bigger? You’re planting so much, don’t they need a lotta room, cuz they spread as they grow, and they need that space? Or, what the heck do I know, right? Lol. Although for ONE SUMMER we had a garden – a year before my marriage broke up, waaaaaay back. My ex did all the digging but I did weeding etc. etc. So much work, it was very big, maybe 15 x 20 feet, honestly!! I just remember carrots, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cukes, and other stuff, gawd that was back in the 70s!!! 1975!!! I’m SO old!!! 😀 Anyway, good luck to you for your garden! ❤

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    1. Hi Ellie! Yes, thanks for reiterating the importance of calling 911 to bring help.
      It’s critical!
      I am enjoying this time with Dad, it’s the little things that we love most about family and friends.
      About the containers…these are only temporary, we are going to transplant them once they sprout.
      Daddy called this morning to tell me that a few of them have already started.

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      1. Ohhh! I get it! An extra step, but probably much easier than bending over for eons, planting directly in the ground!
        So nice to have a great Dad relationship! Mine was less than stellar. But not the worst! 🙂

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  3. Oh yeah! I’m not sure if it was this post or the one you provided the link to. You talked about your Dad’s experience with his health scare. Somewhere in that discourse you stated, essentially, that if a person experiences some type of health crisis, they should call 911 and let them come to you and not you try to go to them.

    That is so important to remember. No matter how fast you drive, allowing “911” to do its job is still faster and safer!

    Thanks Lady G from an old paramedic.

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  4. I’m sitting here with a smile on my face. That was such a beautiful father-daughter moment and it was so good to hear my uncle’s voice. He sounds good—strong! Girl you killed me about that lavender though. “Shit!” Lol. Too funny. And the nails! You must didn’t remember making mud pies and shit. LOL! Something tells me Unc might be doing a great deal of the gardening…but Seriously though, nature kinda takes care of a lot of it. Great father-daughter project. There was something else I was going to say but I forgot. If I remember, I’ll come back!

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    1. Awww! Thanks cuz! It was fun spending the morning doing this with him. He does sound good. He’s doing very well. Still strong enough to get on my tail when I don’t get it right…you heard him fussing at me? LOL!

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