Saturday, April 28, 2007

That Would Be Google Garden....

...thank you very much!

My husband had Google Earth on the computer the other night. I checked out our garden (photo from very early last spring before we'd added new beds though).

Hey, if I can see my garden, I wonder if I can find other vegetable gardens in the area. Yes! I can! I found some amazing gardens not too far away. Now how to meet these people.

Knock, knock...
Errr... Hello - I saw your garden on Google Earth. Do you want to be friends?
Slam!

But, then, we gardeners might actually not think twice about a stranger at the door wanting to talk gardening! What do you think?

I think you have to do the free download before you can Google Garden. DH had already done it some time ago so I'm not sure how it works exactly. Here is the link: Google Earth. If you have questions about it for DH, I'll get answers.

(I'm still involved in my special work event so still a little light on blog visits/comments and gardening until later next week.)

9 comments:

Carol said...

I've checked out Google Earth and I can actually see the individual raised beds of my vegetable garden. I don't see any other gardens around, though. Boo Hoo. If someone knocked on my door to talk about gardening, I'd talk!

Chris said...

Congratulations on a great blog! I really enjoyed reading your posts and looking through your pics, thanks for sharing them. I hope to visit again :-)
Sadly our area is a bit blurred on google earth, too rural I guess. How wonderful to see your own garden from such a height though!

Libbys Blog said...

I will have a go at that, thanks!
Sorry I haven't been visiting mch this week, to see why visit my main blog!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What a great idea... I can't wait to look around my neighborhood! I know there are some closet gardeners around here. :)

Sanni said...

I´ve heard about the Google earyth, but that you can see vegetable beds and all?! I must go there.

And I wouldn´t mind if somebody came to my garden and wanted to see it. I´m kind of used to it actually. My house is an old school house and allways in summer time there is nice, older people, who wants to see their old school and they tell nice stories about their school time. It happens 1-2 times in a summer and i`ve heard lots off things about my houses history.

But now, to Google earth...

Sylvana said...

I think most gardeners would be quite open about sharing garden ideas with someone they just met. In fact, I do it all the time!

RUTH said...

Even our small garden I managed to make out.

Xris said...

Google Maps now has most of the same high-resolution images that have been available in Google Earth. Try looking for your garden there!

Becky said...

I'm gonna get googling right now.
I hope I can see my own garden.
but, not now, last summer please.