Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Calendula...my Mother in Law gave me a pack of these from the dollar store for my birthday. Who says cheap seeds aren't as good as expensive ones? These cost 33 cents and the germination is higher than some of the seeds I've paid $3 for.
Bachelor Buttons...from seeds that I saved from the plants that I grew from seed last year. Woohoo!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Here's the baby...and a weed...or two. LOL*
Oh and I can't forget...I bought some annual seeds to start. I've decided that I love zinnias. LOL* Last year I wasn't so sure, but them I planted a pack of them my Dad gave me and they were so gorgeous!!! So, if I play my cards right we'll have them coming out our ears this year. :)
I wanted to share these amazing poppies I spotted too...I am normally not a poppy person, but these are so beautiful!!! I can't wait to see them bloom. :)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
But before I get to that room, I've been working on my oldest daughter's bedroom. Hubby and I hit an estate sale on Friday, and I purchased an old lunch tin and a tablecloth made from feedsacks that looks as if it were sewn by a quilter. It is a trip around the world pattern, hand sewn, with perfect 1/4 inch seam. Anyhow I folded it up nice and neat and put it atop the lunch tin, and look at how cute!
Her room is a sort of an antique/vintage/garden theme. She is very excited because Mommy has let her have some of her Boyd's Bears to decorate the room. I gave her some garden themed choices and she picked her favorites. I also have a fence in progress that I've painted going around each wall...it is my goal to get that finished this week and I will show pictures. :)
Monday, April 13, 2009
I hope that HGTV, their advertisers, and others will hear the voice of the consumer and recognize there is an opportunity in gardening programming. I would love to see more shows like the Victory Garden, the way it USED to be. I'd love to see gardens of people like me, see what they grow and learn what worked for them. It always seemed the few garden shows that are, or were on tv were about gardens that I would never visit, or would never attempt to create in my own yard. Not that those gardens aren't interesting once in a while, but I'm interested in making MY garden look amazing NOW! Lol* So I hope that maybe sometime in the near future we might see a down to earth practical gardening show on tv.
Just thought I'd share. :)