Lost & Found: Unearthing Garden Treasures

Lost & Found: Unearthing Garden Treasures

Tess Wilson
Oct 18, 2011

Autumn in the garden is a time of cleaning up and tucking in, of making everything nice and neat and cozy until the spring. If you have a garden demanding much of your love and labor, spend your raking hours imagining the treasures you might unearth...

On her lovely journal, A Way To Garden, Margaret Roach recently asked her readers, "Any treasures unearthed in your fall cleanup so far-maybe those sunglasses or a trowel you lost just surfaced in the compost heap?" The answers are charming (plastic easter eggs, ancient golf balls), as are the hopes that lost items will soon be found (a beloved bracelet!).

Have you ever found any precious, hilarious, or mysterious treasures in your garden? What did you do with them? And by the way, doing a search for "found while digging in the garden" turns up some fascinating results- it seems to be the way almost everything has ever been found!

Image: Flickr member Hans Splinter licensed for use by Creative Commons

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