So having said all of that, I'll be blunt: I love gardening. I am an overly enthusiastic, TERRIBLY amateur gardener who has enough of a green thumb to be dangerous to the ecosystem.
So in the spirit of broadening this blog, I'm going to post occasional updates regarding my garden experiments and failures. But the biggest news I have in my gardening world are the inclusion of two new items in my backyard. A brand, spankin' new fence! And the raised garden bed that my hubby built for me. This picture shows both marvelously:
|Fence by The Fence Pros, raised garden bed by my hubby|
|Backyard pre-fence and pre-tree removal - Summer 2010|
So ... I have a palette. The husband and I have a lot of projects we're hoping to squeeze in before the bean is born. And right now, I have a lot of optimism that we'll continue what we started five years ago when we first bought this place: Constant and steady improvement.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of gardening blogs / resources that I follow:
University of Minnesota Extension website - I have them bookmarked. And I visit this site. Often. Best part? It's written by experts and it's free and pretty easy to navigate.
East of Weedin' - my old coworker and friend Emily writes this blog. It's usually guaranteed to make me chuckle.
Frugally Sustainable recently had this article about creating a gardening binder. I'm not quite at this point yet, but I've been keeping a Word document that journals what I planted, when I planted and will be used to record my observations ... (i.e. - is it bad that I planted some pea seeds that I bought in 2010? Oh - and I should have planted these about a month ago? OK ... good to know.).
Wherever you are located, I hope that the sun is warm, rain is plentiful, and that we all have good gardening this year!