Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thank goodness for Snowdrops, that's all I can say about February blooms! See Carol's May Dreams Gardens and her Feb. 15 post for other participants in bloom day, some with more luck.
Here is my February garden photo. Still not much different than January. As you can see, the shade was creeping in also. There are two special "things" captured in the photo, though. What do you think they are? Just for fun, go here to see the garden in Sept. 07.
Finally, I think somebody has been spending time in my cloche. In two corners, the mulch seem to be smushed and displaced. I am having trouble keeping the ends of the cloche covering shut. The wind pops them open easily. Even if they stayed shut, it would be easy for some critter to crawl in. May just be a cat napping in the warm space during the day or a dry space at night.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Oh, but the other fungi to search for! I still like the wee gray/green lichen (click on the label below to see more), but with names like Earthstar, Birds Nest and Dead Man's Fingers, I have some fungi hunting to do. I now know the wierd stuff I've found while hiking is probably Witches' Butter (orange-yellow fungus with brainlike shape) because Fairy Butter stays back east.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Here are some planted and out on the old deck. They'll be protected by the house a little, but also have sun / light as much as possible. The lids have a small hole in them. I'll leave them on until it warms up a little. There are drainage holes in the bottom.
Since the milk jugs had the indention in two sides, I cut up over the indention on those sides and sloped back down toward the bottom of the handle (also the 'hinge'). This also let me slip the top part over the bottom part a little before placing a piece of tape to keep it in place. This seems a little more stable than my try at making a lower cut through the indention.
So far it is just lettuce, chard, broccoli and nasturtiums. I'll be making the rounds to other sowers to see what they have planted.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
You're next, Mom, so get ready for those questions from the pesky publisher! (...but maybe after the seed order is written.)
And for anyone who would like to start writing your own to share with your family, I'm happy to share sources of questions and short story subjects to help you get started.