Showing posts from October, 2008

Excited About My New Book Order!!

WhileGooglingthe other day I came upon a website of a Gardener/Author, Art Wolk, some of you may be familiar with him. I however had never heard of Art or his book, Garden Lunacy. After visiting his website I knew that I had to have a copy of this book. The website gives the reader a glimpse of whats inside the book. I am sure most of you can relate to the symptoms of Garden Lunacy, certainly could. You can place an order from his website and receive an autographed copy, or you could cheat like me and go to Amazon and order a slightly used copy.

Organizing the Garden Shed

The garden shed has been finished for months now, but I have been so busy in the garden that I haven't had time to get the inside organized. So, I devoted an entire day to this task, and I actually enjoyed it! I wanted to create a cozy inviting place to sit and read, or hide, for taking pictures of the birds as they visit the garden for a tasty treat. I also wanted it to be functional, so that I can attend to my gardening projects such as repotting, starting seeds and overwintering some of my plants. I have a few more things add, but for now I think it will do.

come on in and take a look.

I love this pillow, I picked it up at an estate sale.

cozy reading nook

New Compost Bin

Old Compost Bin

New Compost Bin

I am so excited!! Dewayne, (my wonderful Hubby) finally got my new compost bin built. I have never used this compost maker before, but thought I would try it . He built a two bin system so I can transfer the finished compost over.

Now, for the cold frame...
My Gardening friend, Kay, picked up these old windows for me. They should work fine for my cold frame.

Why Garden?

I stumbled across this article a while back, it touched me so deeply that I saved it. This morning, as I was so called organizing my collection of gardening resources I found myself reading it again and wanted to share it with my fellow gardeners. I hope you like it.

Why Garden?

By Paul McKenzie, special to

Most people separate work and play into separate boxes--eight-to-five in the cubicle, weekday evenings watching sitcoms or carting the kids to ballet rehearsal, and weekends of golf or waterskiing.
Not so the gardener. Digging holes and pulling weeds could hardly be called recreation. But gardening doesn't fit so neatly into the work box either. Although at day's end you're left with sore muscles and more weeds to pull, you also find that your soul has been nourished and your spirit rejuvenated.
Gardening is the most popular hobby, but the term seems pitifully inadequate. What term could be applied to a pursuit that takes so much of you and yet gives so much back? G…

Gift from a Friend

Kay, My gardening friend from work, gave me this pretty sedum "Dragons Blood" I had spotted one several years ago at a plant sale and have always regretted that I didn't get it. I had mentioned this to Kay in casual conversation, and she surprised me with this the other day. Isn't it wonderful to have gardening friends?

This is what it looks like when in bloom.