Thursday, January 12, 2006

I have been getting all the seed and flower catalogs in the mail. That always makes me think of spring and putting out a garden. I enjoy working in a garden and it can be a lot of work, but the benefits are well worth it. There's something about planting seeds and then watching them come up. Then when you get to harvest and eat some of those delicious vegetables they are so good! A fresh tomato out of the garden will beat a store bought one all to pieces.

My gardening these days is mostly flower gardening. Any other gardening I try to do the groundhogs eat it all up and it's just not worth it. I really don't have a very good place for a garden either, so it's only a very small one when I do. Good dirt is so important to having things grow well. One of the best fertilizers is in the picture below!


Blogger Karen said...

Hi Rachel- As a kid, we had a small garden with tomatoes and beans. It was a lot of fun. My next door neighbor grows Rosemary and other herbs. They bring some over here and there and it is really good in meals.

Now, we just plant flowers in the front yard. Although, my husband and I would like to turn our backyard into an English garden.

8:16 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love that sign and photo! It sure is the best fertilizer for everything!!! Cactus, too...itr's just...the smell....My neighbors were not too thrilled with that! (lol)

Brautiful Gatden that yours?? Soooo very pretty!

Yeah...I'm BACK!!! And I'm soooo tired. But it's a good tired in that I got the whole damn thing finished!!!

12:59 AM  
Blogger David said...

Or cow poo. LOL I hate gardening as I can't get anything to grow. So I stick to cutting the grass and leave the gardening to the wife. Have fun - but why wait until spring? Afterall winter is passing us by.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Karen still loves her tomatoes and beans. Mrs. Jim worked hard on that garden.
Would you please come work us a pretty bed like yours. The freeze last December killed all our flowers, the striped grass and weeds are ok.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

$2 for horse poo????!!!! Why, that's highway robbery!!!!

Just kidding. What do I know about horse poo? ;o)

6:47 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I rode a horse to high school for two years. I could tell you. I could get some to show you, we have a lot of horses around here.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

That is a nice garden. The fertilizer picture made me laugh.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Don't you just LOVE those seed and garden catalogues, Rachel? My backyard is a Japenese Garden - I have tons of winter clean up to do. I chopped down some ornimental - whew. Winter is a good time to relocate some medium size bushes I need to move, too.

I love your pics, too! Have fun. ;)

2:21 PM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

ps/ that was ornimental "grasses". Oops.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

[Sigh] I can't wait to get back out there and putter in my yard. : )

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Two dollars for horse poo - What a steal!!
Fresh tomatoes from a garden are SO yummy. Just hand me a few of those tamatoes & a salt shaker and that's all I need for a good meal.

6:35 PM  
Blogger happyandblue2 said...

Is it really nice enough out to garden. We are covered in snow here.
You should follow parades and you could get horse poo for free..

7:07 PM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

my understanding of manuer is that horse poo doesn't have the umph that the cow stuff does. The horses body uses up all the stuff your garden would want.

Stick to old fashion cow patties.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I love the smell of road apples.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Triplet Dads said...

Rachel, that's a great picture. Good think Cliff didn't drive his son Dan by this spot when he was 14. He would have probably gone into politics.

12:56 PM  

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