Friday, July 27, 2012

Saving Seeds

My neighbor has been saving seeds for a few years and has shared some
with me.  Now she has shared this great resource with me:
This is the perfect time to start learning about collecting and storing your own seeds to grow again and to share with others.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Still Alive!

Well, our granddaughters' visit is done.  They were here for a month and and I promptly came down with my post-visit cold.It  was lots of fun (not the cold) and exhausting too.  Sadly I'm not as young as I wish and my personal energizer bunny now has lots of gray hairs.  (Oh no, not another gray hare!)  

We had lots of fun and they spent a great deal of time out in the garden.  E told me that my garden keeps expanding even though the size stays the same.  I try to have things in the garden that they will enjoy.  

This summer  we made a hopscotch place for them from concrete blocks.  They numbered and decorated it themselves with sidewalk chalk which has washed off in the rain. 

 I also have an old repurposed breadbox that I use to store a few garden tools and supplies down on the lower level.  The girls got to decorate it for me.  Now its lovely with birds, bees, flowers and K's contribution of pink.

Don't let the summer heat get to you - remember to water your garden, planters and pots enough.  They get sick of the heat the same as we do.  Fertilize your heavy feeding veggies especially tomatoes.  Container plants and pots need deadheading and fertilizing.  Keep up with your garden now and it will reward you with a new blast late summer and early fall.