Gardening, with a passion, everyday!

Saturday, September 29, 2012


So as we put the gardens to sleep for the winter and do the last bit of clean up, I wonder to myself if I will survive the long winter.  I guess I wonder that every year as this time approaches!
I was laid up with a bad leg most of the summer so I feel shafted out of a season plus it was so dry here the gardens just withered away......But.......
I'm stocking up....yup, getting ready so to speak, with great new Ideas.  I'm going to be busy  busy, researching new plants and Ideas.
This is what gets me threw the harshness of winter.  Yes they are only books but to a gardener they are more then that, these chase my winter blues away! Every gardener knows what im talking about.

These are my new gardening encyclopedias....I'm not into clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc....I'm a book junkie!
These Garden Gate Magazine's are the best ever!
And of course we get Birds and Blooms AND Birds and Blooms extra which my hubby loves to read so I told him I ordered them for him (hehehe)
I'm feeling pretty good about the up coming dread of winter...I think I'm going to be just fine....Oh and Ill be cooking from my new veggie cookbook too!
Isn't she a beauty!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Every year when I put out my bird house, it does get occupied, has never been occupied by a bird.
Yes folks you are seeing is a tree frog.  Not sure if its the same one each year, but it or they seem to prefer a house to a tree.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


As most of you know, it wasn't a really good gardening season for me.  If you don't remember I will refresh your memory......
Ah yes...the boot.  I hobbled around with this on from June 5th until the beginning of September.  It is finally off but summer is pretty much done and I'm just in time to do the fall clean-up.
The filtration in the pond is pulled and only the aerators are running to get the fish threw the winter.  The pond is covered with the net to keep the falling leaves out.  Because of the hot summer...which barely happens here....algae was a big problem and the pond was never clear.  Oh well, theirs always next year.
I also want to thank my helpers.  I'm almost sure I couldn't of done it without them (not).
All in all I'm just glad my leg has finally healed and there is always fall to look forward to....which is my most favorite time of the year!