Sunday, February 21, 2010

All Manner of Woolishness






















Check out the wonderful wooly creations at Woolart on Facebook or stop by her shop at Etsy and check out the charming sheep and chicks. I love mine.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tulips on the table

 
Can't seem to stop. Every time the light changes these tulips seem more beguiling. Today they are beginning to open and the sun has been out here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Few Stats






















The community garden where I have a plot gave 1200.5 volunteer hours to grow and donate 9716 pounds of produce to our local community. Below are two links to groups to help start growing for your community.
Plant a Row for the Hungary
Master Gardeners

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hopeful Planning






















The seed catalogs have been arriving since late January. They came from organic companies, big companies, small regional growers all with full color glorious photos of the promise of summer. I look quickly and then glance out at the deep snow covering the yard. It is too early to get excited. Yesterday during a long wait a garden doodle began to unfold in my sketchbook. A plan for my ten foot by ten foot plot at the community garden was off to a great start. Adapting the square foot idea helped determine how to use the space. I'm hoping for maximum productivity. Getting an early start, and planting progressively through the season is the big goal. Clusters of plump tomatoes, abundant zucchinis, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and beans all danced through my head. Oh I'm already overcome with garden fever.