Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, I certainly did. I got lots of toys! Er . . . I mean, my daughter got lots of toys!! The debate on how to raise future gardeners has been raging in the blogosphere. Check out this toy that activates the minds of little would-be gardeners. This could also be a mock up of my future home if money and physics were no object.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Well, since you all liked this year's plans, I figured I'd show you what I'm planning on for next year, although this is far from the final draft. So forgive the spelling mistakes. I know how to spell elephant, I really do! I just too tired to go and fix it. Anyway, this same garden as in the previous posts. The right, next to the shed, turned out nicely and I'll keep it basically the same next year. The big change will be a circular bed in the middle of the garden. I am hoping to move the bananas from the pool out here, but I don't know how they will transplant. I also want to put some pretty crinum bulbs that have out here, if I don't kill them in the pot first. Finally, I'd like to add some gingers, pine cone and shell. My drawing (if you can even call it that) sucks. The scale is way off (my bamboo poles look like railroad ties) and the circular bed is supposed to be more in the middle instead of pushed back against the fence. But the drawing does give me an idea of what it might look like and allows me to experiment on paper with color and placing. Already I see that I might be giving up the trellis altogether and putting in some tall pine cone gingers, leaving the shell gingers for the circle. Anyway, give me your thoughts on it - ideas are always appreciated.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Well if you haven't read this post from Cold Climate Gardening, you might be the only one left. Plenty of people have weighed in and it is the Silver Surfers vs. the Youngin's. Everyone is left wondering why don't more older gardeners blog and why don't more younger bloggers garden? I don't have any answers, but I did see a lot of bloggers I haven't seen before. Here are some new ones:
And to my utter delight, I saw that my blog was mentioned! Thanks Annie!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Since it is the end of the year, it seems like a time to reflect how far the garden has come. Since I took the corner garden from nothing this year, I thought I'd feature it. In May, I drew up some plans:
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
And the became beautiful, in their own way.