gardening

Spring is coming... by Brooke

Really, it is.  Proof: the temperature has been above zero for a few weeks now and I am done a layer or two from January.  I am biding my time and thinking of spring.  Here are a few inspiration pieces:

Raised garden boxes

raised garden

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These are a great alternative to traditional gardens.  I like the walkway here and would love to see this with crushed concrete.  Plus, the raised box makes for easier harvesting and weeding and these ones here even include benches.  Pretty.

 

Garden boxes are fairly simple to make.  Found an article here that gives some instructions.  It would be good to aussie pokies get going on this for the year.

 

Also, have you seen the John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds catalog?  It"s a good one.

I swear I can almost taste the tomatoes.

Happy Weekend by sadie

image: Terra Ferma Landscapes



Any fun plans this weekend? I am hoping to take a break from our landscaping projects to do some gardening. Really exciting, right? I must be a glutton for punishment. We always grow corn, beans, and tomatoes and sometimes get crazy and plant artichoke or something. What can I say? We live on the edge. This year we kept it simple, thankfully.  That doesn't mean I'll be able to handle what we've got.

 

Here's a few interesting gardening links to explore on the web while you procrastinate your own yard work:

Have you seen this cute video on gardening with kids? Love the rubber boots and the miniature wheelbarrow.

A creative way to grow a garden with no space. Awesome idea. Plus, the colors are pretty.

How would you like to eat at a restaurant with fresh ingredients? Fresh as in it grew on the roof. Love this idea.

A lettuce growing vending machine? Yes please.

Great tips for a Rocky Mountain gardener.

Have you seen Anthropologie's series: How Does Your Garden Grow?  I'd love to submit a photo for June.

Love these ideas for adding texture to your landscaping.  And some great photos (see image above).

 

Have a great weekend!