Inch by Inch

See the winners of the 2016 Contest!

2016’s will not be outdone! 

     2015’s strutting their stuff!

          Check out our performers from 2013!

                  …or the divas and divos from 2014!

Free Hanging Basket…..well almost free…you simply have to sing to get it … with one tiny condition … you also have to have it filmed and allow it to be posted on Youtube. This is a real opportunity for all the budding performers to strut their stuff and enhance their garden at the same time! Recording will take place from Wednesday June 1 until Wednesday  June 8 at our greenhouses. We will begin voting the evening of June 8 and declare winners Wednesday June 15. First ($100 gift certificate), second ($50 gift certificate)and third ($25 gift certificate) prize will be awarded.

We have asked this famous choir conductor, Andy Rush if he has any pointers for you on performing this song.

Here are the words

“Garden Song”

by Dave Mallett 

as published in Rise Up Singing

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.
All you need is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless these seeds I sow.
Someone warm them from below, ’til the rain comes tumbling down.

Pulling weeds and picking stones, we are made of dreams and bones.
Need a place to call my own for the time is near at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain, find my way in nature’s chain,
Tune my body and my brain to the music of the land.

Plant your rows straight and long, temper them with prayer and song.
Mother Earth will make you strong if you give her love and care.
Old crow watching hungrily, from his perch in yonder tree.
In my garden I’m as free as that feathered thief up there.

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless the seeds I sow.
Someone warm them from below, ’til the rain comes tumbling down.

If you would like to print this here is a copy. 

Here is a video of John Denver doing this song (with slightly different wording);

And a slightly different version by none other then Pete Seeger;

And the best performance of all….the Wilton Tabernacle Choir!;

You can perform this song alone or in a group. You can film it yourself and send the video to us or you can come to the greenhouse and perform it here and we will film it. If you are going to come to the greenhouse to perform please come this weekend June 15 and 16 and we will be ready for you! To collect your hanging basket you will have to come to the greenhouses.

As we get videos we will load them onto Youtube and then post them on our Facebook page. Next week Tues night we will conduct a poll to see which video is most popular and it will win a $100 gift certificate.

Here you can see the performers from 2013.