Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


The marigolds were wonderful last summer so I have several close-ups. I'm playing with Adobe Photoshop today. Can you tell I'm bored and itching to get into the garden? I'm learning lots of neat tricks and thought this photo would lend itseld to the technique I wanted to use.

It is getting time to start seeds indoors for us. Some of the seed packs say to start 8 to 12 weeks before transplanting so it won't be long now. I bought rock cress, scarlet runner and lobelia seeds the other day at a dollar store, 3 for $1. Normally I don't do this but I figured even if the germination rate was low, I'd still end up with something. One of my biggest problems is I do not have a lot of indoor space so am hoping the weather starts warming enough to open the greenhouse. Otherwise we will be tripping over seed trays for a couple of weeks. That's ok though because it just means the gardening season is close by!

Happy Gardening
© 2007


  1. What a gorgeous photo ... marigolds seem so common place 'cause they're so easy to grow ... but they're so beautiful and your photo really shows this!

  2. Thank-you! I'm rather partial to marigolds especially in the vegetable garden. They are perfect companion plants.


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