A Favorite Quote

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Seed Starting

I think I received about 10 garden catalogues so far for 2010.  I love paging through these to see all the beautiful plants.  It is so difficult to decide just which seeds to select each year.  It is fun to try new varieties and see how well they do in my location.

Let me know which garden catalogues you receive and which ones are your favorites.  And...why are they your favorites?  What new varieties of plants to you plan to try this year?

For some great ideas on how to start your seeds this year, read my column in The Community Connection called "The Garden Wayfarer".  I will be posting that in my next blog.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Saving in the New Year

     The beginning of a new year is the time we like to think of new resolutions.  What will we do differently?  What will we try to do better?  The way things are in this economy we all like to think about saving money.  Gardening can help you with that.  If you grow your own fruits and vegetables you can save money on food, not to mention that they taste delicious when you pick them straight off the vine.
     You can purchase many, many varieties of plants in a nursery.  But you can save even more money by starting your own seeds.  It's easy to do and you can use recycled items to get you started.  We'll talk about this some more in my next blog.