Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunny Days are Here

The sun came out to play and I had a short spell of spring fever. I headed for the potting shed and realized-'s cold outside!!

First I adorned my doorstep with thrillers, fillers and spillers! I put impatiens, coleus and trailing ivy in the baskets on the front porch. Now, I'm a traditionalist...I must have a red geranium as my gardener signature, but I wanted friends to know that I do realize it's 2010, so I included sweet potato vine and cordyline...

I planted 3 rows of zinnias, dahlias and sunflowers to keep my vase looking luscious on the table all summer long. I planted my early girl tomatoes and beefsteak tomatoes for the big guy~ and the little one!

Now...I wouldn't be a gardener if I didn't harass people to take my zuchinni so I musn't forget that...perhaps it can go out by the alley and then folks can "pick their own"!! The flower bed out front looked a little boring in July and August before the mums came in to bloom, so I think I'll plant a few coneflowers too...I'm in love with Harvest Moon, so I'll start with that...

Well, that's about enough for today...but tomorrow if the sun is still spilling down it's inviting rays here in this comfy spot by the window I'm gonna grab my journal and some hot tea and continue to plant or...I mean...plan my garden...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

coming soon!!!

we're off to buy for NEXT Christmas - no, I won't start a countdown yet! When we return I will post about new trends and some exciting things coming up. For now, check out our sale items before you pack away all the Christmas stuff, water those poinsettias and get something for those poor freezing birds!