The Power Of Sunshine

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A glass greenhouse and some winter sunshine, it’s like a little vacation!

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Who Needs Coffee!

Who Needs Coffee!

2 years ago I had great success with my little crop of celosia.  Started from seed in the greenhouse, it struggled to take off and I lost even more when I planted it into The Pickery.  I didn’t give up and with plenty of watering was able to encourage several large heads to form.  What a spectacular color burst in the garden.

Last years crop was a dismal failure, with stems barely reaching 2 feet tall.  What flowers did form were very small.       Digging back in the archived images from the garden reminded me that I should give these a try–again!

Escape

Escape

With sub zero temperatures on the way for tonight, I am escaping into images from last spring in the greenhouse.

Thought maybe you might like to spend a little time in here too.

Escape

Lots of basil!
Lots of basil!

Seed To Soil

Seed To Soil

In just a few short weeks, I will start trays of seeds for the next garden season.

This process may just be my favorite part of gardening.  The greenhouse is warm and moisture covers the inside glass, giving almost a watercolor effect to the snowy landscape outside.

Quiet days, filling pots and trays of herbs, vegetables and flowers.

I fill the greenhouse from top to bottom, enough for me, and plenty to offer in a little “Extra Sale”

This year I will also be growing flowers and herbs that will be used in our daughters wedding.

What shall I grow?

What shall I grow?

Seed catalogs have been arriving in the mailbox.
There are all ready lists of seeds to order.
What will I nurture in the greenhouse?
What will I repeat and what will I try new?
How will the kitchen garden be planted this year?