"Down & Dirty" Gardening Journal (pg 3)

by Oldbabe April. 12, 2008 2646 views

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin


It's been raining for days, pretty cold outside and spitting snow. This isn't an “official” rain gauge, but you can see what I mean about the rain.

39 degrees F

I need to plant some of my bags of seeds I winter sowed. (I now have 64 left) To do that after you've had a lot of rain you need a good pair of garden clogs…

…and some gardening gloves at the very least.

Planted a bag of dianthus (victoriana, cherry magic, edwardiana) around the border of the fairy garden. Also planted two bags of convulvus in the “middle circle” as a border. This is the “HOS” or “hunk of seedlings” method of planting.

Glory-of-the-snow are still popping up all around and about the only thing colorful I can see. Oh, these days have been so dreary!

The daffodils are staying bundled up. It must be too cold to make an appearance just yet.

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Allison 13 years, 3 months ago

Your garden is going to look fabulous when you get down. I like the photo of the gloves

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Thomas Thompson 13 years, 3 months ago

It looks like you got your work cut out for you, interesting shots

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Julie 13 years, 3 months ago

All you are doing is going to pay off in such beautiful ways. It is really fascinating to watch spring arrive across North America through photos. Wouldn't it be cool to see it in time lapse from a satellite?

We're supposed to work in our garden tomorrow, and its supposed to be cold and windy day. You have inspired me to plug on......I'll let you know how it goes:)

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Marsha 13 years, 3 months ago

Great set. You are my gardening hero... It's to cool for me.

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Leocheung 13 years, 3 months ago

A true gardener and a true photographer.

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Lynda 13 years, 3 months ago

Now you are a true gardener. Can't wait to seethe fruits of your work.

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Jacki 13 years, 3 months ago

It has been cold and rainy here as well... you are much braver than I... I holed up inside!

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Tracy 13 years, 3 months ago

It's finally time! I cant wait to see them as they grow!

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