Who Else Is Ready For 2014?

purity cosmosIt’s been a busy winter, getting ready for the 2014 season.

I really want everyone to know I am so grateful to you, my family, and friends for the wonderful support I received last year while I was happily in pursuit of my dreams! I wish all the best for each and every of you, your pursuit of happiness, and look forward to another great year together!

So no surprise then when I say there’s boatloads of excitement around here. I have been perusing seed catalogs, writing blog posts, getting organized and planning the year in the greenhouse and garden. It never fails, every year I want to plant so much, and every year, I have to remind myself that I only have so much room. Anyone else have this “problem”? My solution this year? Experiment more with vertical gardening. Yes, yes, I do have all the room I could possibly want to grow whatever my heart desires, but I have come to learn that in this case Bigger is Not Always Better, and more importantly, Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should! So I will stick to my 4000 sq ft garden this year no matter what…. (yeah right.) I’d love to hear how big your gardens are, and what you like to fill them with!

alpine strawberriesIt’s not a far stretch to say that there wasn’t very many posts on this blog last year on account of the fact that I would much rather be in the garden! Typical, I’m sure… as some of you know, I did start a Facebook page last summer, which got a few more posts, but have resolved to make sure I post more often this year! Please check out and like the Facebook page if that’s an easier way for you to keep in touch.

I also discovered and got hooked on Pinterest this winter. It’s very intriguing… it’s so easy to get lost in Pinterest World, and the next thing you know, you’ve pinned all sorts of fabulous things, and it’s two hours past bedtime. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Some of you can relate, right? Please say yes… If you are a Pinterest fan, you can find us there too!

(By the way, these Alpine Strawberries grow fabulously and look great in hanging pots. They may be small, but they make up for it with their flavor! Keep some in the garden to treat yourself while doing your weeding…)

This is an especially exciting time for me, as I am anxiously awaiting the time to start planting seeds, which I always enjoy. There’s just something amazing about a tiny speck of a thing that grows into a fully mature, beautiful plant.

This year, as always, there will be a fantastic variety of heirloom veggie seedlings and a wide variety of herbs available in the greenhouse. For those with a more adventurous spirit, there will be a rainbow of colors to choose from in tomatoes & peppers. The selection of herbs will be larger as well this year, all grown with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. And of course, we will have a selection of annual flowers for the garden and combination pots, as well as perennials and grasses.

So here’s me signing out, and looking forward to seeing familiar faces this spring as well as meeting new ones! The greenhouses will be open in early May, and you know what they say, time flies when you are having fun! The countdown begins….

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