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"

Monday, November 26, 2007

Seed Catalogues


The weather has turned cold, grey and rainy with bouts of wet snow flurries, definitely not gardening weather. Walking to the mailbox isn't as enjoyable. The walk back to house was enjoyable Friday despite the nasty weather. I had the new Stokes catalogue safely tucked under my arm.

Seed catalogues always bring a bit of sunshine on the dreary, cold days. I'll read through them, dog ear pages and make lists of what I want several times before it's time to order for seed starting. Garden planning helps the winter days pass a bit quicker. They hold the promise of next year's garden. The pictures are bright and enticing. However, seed catalogues are much more than that. They are a valuable resource that not only show what the fruits, vegetables and flowers will look like but give a lot of information on the varieties.

So if you haven't ordered your seed catalogues yet, it's time to do so. That way you will have them to drool over after the holidays while there is still a blanket of snow on the ground.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
©2007


3 comments:

  1. Hi Garden Gnome.

    Have you ever grew and maintained a bonsai before? I might be growing mine after my exams and was wondering if you had any tips. Thanks.

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  2. Sorry Logen, I have not. Good luck with your exams.

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  3. I so wish I had a greenhouse or an area to do seedlings. I have to buy starters for my raised beds each spring. Inevitably, I buy too much and I have to thin out my garden every year. Plus, I'd like to be able to go into the greenhouse in the winter just to spite mother nature.

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