I'm hearing a Cardinal outside just singing up a storm! In the past few days I've heard the chirps and singing of Robins too...what a nice reminder that Spring isn't too far away.
In my class at school, the kids were busy building with legos and one happened to notice a ladybug just crawling around the table. They screamed, Miss. Mary!, there's a bug over here, come quick!! As I walked up to the table, and offered my hand to the little bug...the kids just looked at me...how can you let a bug crawl around on your hand? Oh, I don't mind at all.. this one little girl was actually frightened of this little creature..she kept saying....don't ladybugs bite? They don't bite I said. They are a gardener's friend. They eat the harmful bugs that try to destroy plants. She wasn't convinced. :)
I enjoy my work with the kids. They are a lot of fun.
I'm happy to be back on the garden guide forum. I have kept myself busy over the summer months. One is I started my own little business.. of making my own soy candles. I also make my own natural herbal soaps as well, I had been looking for a facial soap that wouldn't dry out my skin and cause redness, so the herbal soaps are an answer to my prayer.
BTW...if anyone was wondering about my Father-in-law....yes he is doing better...and went to work almost immediately. So this is good.
I've missed you all! And especially now since Spring is "trying" to come around the corner! I have noticed some little green leaves and stems popping up from the cold frozen ground. Amazing.
With the rise in prices at the grocery store.... we are planning to expand on our garden. This past summer's heat was just so trying on the plants....we tried hard to get everything to grow...but it just didn't work. Even my brother's garden failed in some areas, which actually made me feel a little better.
Is anyone doing a seed swap on this forum?
I'm just sooooo tired of all the cold temps and snow...although we didn't have as much as other's did....and it IS SNOWING again out there!!!! yikes.... *it doesn't seem to be snowing now*...I just looked out the window. GOOD. Maybe it will stay away for good.
Well, hope to hear from you guys and gals... Have a blessed weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
I spent a good part of the day getting my garden up and growing.. around the outter edges are purple petunias, I've read that petunias will keep some pests away... so I look forward to seeing what happens. Then I planted 2 tomato plants (early girls), a row of lettuce, row of baby spinach, 2 rows of stringless beans, 1 green bell pepper. Then in the corner, I put in a catnip plant... I read where catnip repels flea beetles, aphids, Japanese beetles, squash bugs, ants and weevils. We'll see if it really repels Japanese beetles!!
I left one area to plant my Basil. My garden is 10' x 8'. I'll be planting some Dill too, but in another area of my yard. I love to cook with dill.
Okay... my hands are tired from all the weed pullin' and digging... so good nite.
Hi, my name is Mary, aka Flower-Power. I'm not sure what zone I'm in, however, I do know I'm in the "planting zone". As of now, I've just started getting flowers for hanging baskets, and in the process of transplanting some other overgrown plants like daylilies. I've got a hosta thats buried in daylilies!
Anyway... I guess I garden for the pleasure, and I enjoy photographing what I've planted. I like to "mouse-draw" photos of birds, flowers, and whatever else comes to mind... I then turn these pics into greeting cards. Its a lot of fun.
My occupation is... I'm a teacher/director. My husband is retired Air Force. He's been to a lot more places, than I, together we have been to North Carolina, Japan, Arkansas. This August, we will celebrate 24 years of marriage.
I'm looking forward to getting to know more of you... :O)