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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Luckily we have a little over 1/2 an acre, so we have a lot of room for plants, but it can be a little daunting at times!
We've had our seedlings going for over a month now and I think the cucumbers might bloom before we get them in the ground! I'm so thrilled that Grant loves to garden. He's so proud of his seedlings. I can't wait to see the look on his face when his Mammoth Sunflower towers high over his head.
This will be a good year for the garden, no pregnant belly to get in the way!
And I just found and ordered a new hybrid of the Annabelle. It's called Incrediball! I can't wait to see this thing in it's full glory. It's like an Annabelle on steroids!
Now don't you just want to go out and plant a whole field full of these?
I also have 3 David Austin "The Alnwick Roses" in my newly redone (but not finished) front bed. I love the deep cup shape and all the petals.
I also have 3 David Austin "The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild" roses in the back. I love that they look like peonies.
I have a lot of Delphinium seedlings growing as well. Not quite sure where I'm going to put these yet, but I'll find a place!
I've only asked for a couple things for my upcoming b-day, and here they are... fingers crossed!
William Baffin Climbing Rose (to add to my aforementioned front bed)
And this trellis for it to grow on from www.arusticgarden.com (love their stuff)
Monday, April 27, 2009
right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad, she was horrid!
When I was a kid, my Grandma L always told me this poem.
The funny thing is, I never had curly hair!
I'm wondering if she knew something...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Both of my grandmothers were avid gardeners. My Grandma L grew roses, sweet peas, and red inpatients. To this day, when I pass a rose and smell that sweet fragrance, it takes me back to the cool summers in the Pennsylvania highlands and spending time in the garden with my sweet, sweet Grandma. And when I see inpatients, I can't help but want to go find a green seed packet to pop and make it into a "caterpillar".
My Grandma G grew columbine, grape hyacinth, bleeding hearts, and daffodils. When I see columbine, I remember those spring days on her porch, with the Columbine just outside the windows, and all their glorious color.
Grape Hyacinth remind me of those carefree Sunday afternoons, playing down by the creek at Grandma & Grandpa's with my cousins. She had a big, glorious bed filled with Grape Hyacinth.
My mom was never too much of a gardener. My dad and I did most of the gardening, which wasn't too much. But we did have a vegetable garden, and a big, yummy one at that. My favorite was the tomatoes. There is nothing like a homegrown tomato.
Tomato sandwiches (bread, tomatoes, and mayo), tomato toast, tomatoes and cottage cheese. Yum. All tastes of my childhood. We had asparagus, peppers, zucchini, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, and many other delicious treats.
So to me, gardening is about memories. Remembering old, and creating new. I hope to create wonderful memories of the garden for my children and hopefully someday, my grandchildren.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
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