Gardening is in my blood.

April 8, 2008 at 10:01 pm 2 comments

And under my fingernails.

My grandparents were farmers, actually their ancestors were farmers too.  My Granddad grew corn and soy beans.  My paternal grandma and my maternal grandparents always had large gardens that they grew their vegetables in.  My maternal grandma still puts out a garden every summer.  My mom has always had tons of plants all over the yard.  I always believed I had a black thumb.  But, I think that’s because I never took the time to actually learn what I should be doing with these baby plants so that I wouldn’t kill them.  I did some more planting today.  I’m so excited that everything around me is starting to turn green and bloom.  It almost makes it worth living through the cold winter.  I need to get out and take some pictures of the tree lined streets around here.  There are dogwood trees and other flowering trees all over the place right now.  Unfortunatly it’s supposed to rain tomorrow, hopefully I will have another day off when it’s nice out before the blooms are gone.  Anyway, here are some pics from today.

Outside my kitchen window 2

Here’s a new pic from my kitchen window.  I’m sorry that these pics are through a screen, but if I leave it open too long little animals try to escape.  They don’t know how good they have it around here.  To the left, the small rectangular pot is the one with marigolds in it that you couldn’t see in the picture yesterday.  I’ve added another blue pot with sage in it.  I still have one more to fill.  The round pot to the left will hopefully have jalepenio peppers later this summer.  I’ll have to be patient for this one, I’ve read that they grow very slowly.  The middle round pot with the actual plant sticking out of it is a strawberry plant.  YUM!  It already has mini strawberries starting to form.  I have pinched some of them off to help the plant get bigger.

This steel pot is outside our front door.  I just happened by these in the store and had to get some.  They are all flowers that come from bulbs that were planted in the fall.  I’ve been really jealous of all the yards with daffodils and tulips coming up because I didn’t get any bulbs planted last fall.  Now I get to enjoy them anyway, and hopefully they will bloom every year.  It has yellow tulips, a white hyacinth, purple hyacinth (I got this one free, there were 2 plants potted in one pot by accident), daffodils, purple crocus, iris, and white grape hyacinth.  Even Brian who thinks all flowers are techniquely weeds liked it when he came home.  I can’t wait for them all to be blooming!  There are also 3 rectangular pots and 3 round pots with viola and impatient seeds on the front porch.  I think I’m done planting for now.  I still want a dwarf blueberry bush, but I think I would have to order it from the internet.  Maybe next year.  I think I’ll have my hands full keeping up with what I’ve got.

Oh, and if you want to give gardening a shot or even if you’re an experienced gardener check out You Grow Girl.  I love her site and book by the same title.


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Planting Season A Few Pic Updates

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hanlie  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:59 am

    I also want to really get into gardening when I’m a bit thinner (at the moment I can’t really bend or kneel yet).

    Looks great!

  • 2. Cammy  |  April 9, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Your blog is all Spring-y today! Thank you for the lift! 🙂

    There’s a good book titled (i think) “People with Dirty Hands”.It’s all observations from people who love gardening. Might be worth a read. Or maybe you’d rather just get your hands dirty. LOL


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