"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 25 May 2009


Cowirl mentioned a potager in her posting the other day. What, I wondered, was a potager. The answer is a traditional kitchen garden; a seasonally used space separate from the rest of the residential garden; a kitchen garden usually taken to mean a formal, decorative kitchen garden.
So now I know!

This is the potager at the Chateau de Villandry near Tours.



  1. I extended my small vegetable garden this year, adding good paths and flowers. I don't know that I am strong on the design side, but I think it will be beautiful.