Real Estate Agent with Houwzer Inc MD RE License 579412


I grew up on a farm in northern Ontario in Canada about 45 miles southwest of North Bay.  We had a 100-acre farm and my Dad raised beef cattle when I was little, but every year he grew a big garden.  We were nearly self-sufficient, we needed flour and sugar, my Dad baked bread and my Mom baked cookies and cakes and we caught, raised, or grew just about everything else or we traded for it.  

One of my fondest memories was when the seed catalogues came and my Dad and I would go through them picking which seeds he would order for that summers crop.  He taught me how to choose based on the kind of soil we had and the length of the growing season.  I learned about rotating the vegetables so that corn never grew in the same part of the garden because it took so much nitrogen out of the soil. 

Last spring I had signed up for a plot at the community garden here in Catonsville but Covid-19 put a stop to that.  But, I still ordered the seed catalogue from Meyers and my son and I chose what we would have grown in our little community garden and how we would lay it out.  I ended up growing my garden in containers on my deck instead.

At the time I don't think I truly appreciated the valuable life skills he taught me, it was just spending time with my Dad.  And, now I have fond memories of those cold winter evenings spent planning for warmer weather and spending time with my Dad!!

The seed catalogue came last week so the planning begins for another year!!

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June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Houwzer Inc.

410-292-0100 - Direct   410-559-0155 Office

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (9)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

What beautiful memories you have shared. Would love to see some photographs of the container garden on your deck.

Feb 28, 2021 09:13 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That’s a good way to do it for sure! Love and light and all the best!

Feb 28, 2021 10:30 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I like a good gardener that way! So beautiful and so immediately great!

Feb 28, 2021 10:31 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, June Piper-Brandon memories from the past are just priceless.... they'll bring a smile to your face....

Mar 01, 2021 04:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

How wonderful! Both the memories of past farming and gardening, and the plans for future gardening!

Mar 01, 2021 05:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning June. Must say the lessons you learned should be well preserved memories. Enjoy your day.

Mar 01, 2021 05:30 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning June Piper-Brandon - I remember the seed catalogues coming to our home.  My father loved make a garden on our acre of land in Pennsylvania.

Mar 01, 2021 05:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I planted with my father in our backyard in Minnesota.  I attribute my love of plants and gardening to him.  We always had such a good time.  How wonderful that you and your song did container gardening.  A

Mar 01, 2021 08:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing some of your fond memories.

I hope you have a chance to do some gardening this spring.

Mar 06, 2021 05:09 AM

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