Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spring is peeking around the corner

I'm noticing on my morning walks and in my garden that, even in the 3rd week of January, Spring is poking her little head up above the cold dirt.

The Salmon berries are blooming!  I'm hoping I can beat the birds and the County road crew to the berries this year.

Daffodils are popping up everywhere and all the plum trees, including ours, are going into full bloom.
My apple tree is starting to bud out and it desperately needs a good pruning.  I hope we get another awesome yield in the fall.  My big chore in the garden now, is to get it all cleaned up and ready for the spring, and to decide what I'm going to grow this year and get some seeds ordered.  I'm itching to garden!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Well, I haven't been able to spend much time in my garden.  It's in desperate need of weeding, no watering is necessary, and thankfully my seedlings are growing right along.  Not much else to share.  So I'll share this picture of the beautiful bloom on my Christmas cactus.  This cactus is a cut off of my great grandmother's plant.  I'm not real good with houseplants, so I've made it a priority to keep this one alive.  I was so please to see it bloom, and at Christmas time no less.

When you're done enjoying the cactus blossom, be sure to stop by Omnivores Delight and read my little rant about American's and there silly New Years Resolutions, and then you can read about my silly New Years Resolution.
Happy New Year.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Winter Garden


Oriental Spinach

Chinese Kale