Early Spring March 2013

| March 31, 2013

I have a general rule of not planting until Easter weekend. That being said, it has been so warm and pretty that I felt confident I could start planting outside in the beginning of March. My husband had gotten me soil and my beds were ready to go. My next few blogs will be covering […]

Update to Tricky Planting Instructions

| March 13, 2013

As I feared, the tricky-instruction seeds were forgotten in the bottom of my refrigerator. After the 60-degree time frame was up, I moved all the seeds to the bottom drawer of  the fridge and promptly forgot them. After 30 days and an additional 10-day stay, I remembered them. The seeds had sprouted in each of […]

Tricky Planting Instructions

| February 22, 2013

When our seeds arrived in the mail, some of them had instructions I have never seen before. The Chamomile, Hollyhocks, Butterfly Weed, Bachelor’s Buttons, Aster and Foxglove all needed the same treatment. The recommendation is to place the seeds in damp peat moss and keep them at 60 degrees for 3 days. I labeled six […]

Terrarium Craft

| January 22, 2013

I find that I have to be surrounded by life, art and magic. So, I love making little people out of clay and planting little terrarium gardens along with my big ones outside. Finding little plants is easy and inexpensive!

Tomatoes 2013

| January 21, 2013

I started my tomato seeds 3 weeks ago. A little early, I know, but I wanted a head start. Daniels took my old aquarium lights and made me an indoor grow area.  I am not having much luck with my tomatillos. Only two purple ones have sprouted out of the 8 that I planted. I […]


| January 19, 2013

Starting a new garden from scratch is proving to be a different kind of challenge. Normally I would think of things to put “next to” this or “between” this and that, but with a completely blank slate, everything changes for me. As a “visual” person, I think in terms of how things will look together […]

December the 6th

| December 6, 2012

I have worked in the garden for hours, I am tired of removing sod still have 6 hours of that left. Now all day the last 3 to 4 hours of putting in soil pictures soon.

about to start on new garden

| December 4, 2012

Ok starting with kale and onions….

My 2007 Garden

| May 29, 2007

Photos from the front garden this year. One of my garden residents Close up of my little rose bush My kitty caught hitting the catnip. Cock’s Comb Fever Few Imperial Japanese Maple Panoramic View: 4 photos stitched together