Monday, February 4, 2008

Show Off

Left to right: Peas forming in pods late June, Mystery Tomato (we don't know what variety), Artichoke bud.

Well, I never really thought it would turn out this way, but it seems I won a contest. It's the Kitchen Gardeners International Grow Off Show Off. So I entered my blog back in October, and I won second place! I'm surprised and delighted. My prize is a brand new Mantis Garden Tiller. It's a bit of a tease seeing as how the ground is frozen solid around these parts right now. But seeing that tiller just makes me beam. And soon enough when the ground thaws and it's time to plant again, I'll be tilling up a storm. So thank you KGI. Thank you Mother Earth News. Thank You Mantis.

Since we're in the dead of winter, there's not a ton of garden stuff going on right now on the blog. So if you're curious, here are links to the postings mentioned in my entry:

June: I Spy With My Own Little Eye, Make Your Tomatoes Grow
July: Say Peas, Dig It, Snappy Beans, Harvest A Rainbow, Take the Bad with the Good, Crudités For Two, ANTICIPATION, You Say Toe-mah-to
August: Eat What You Grow, Cool As A Cucumber, Picky Picker Pickin' Pretty Produce, Three Ears A Nose and a Catface, Fingers Digging For Fingerlings
September: How Do Ya Like Dem 'Maters!

For the record, I'm no expert, far from it. I make lots of mistakes, sometimes funny, sometimes painful. I wouldn't dare dole out advice. I'll just share with you some of what I do. I'm just a girl with a garden, a sweet hubby, and couple of cats, who likes to show it off.

Question of the Week

I thought it might be fun to do a question of the week. Let's face it, so far this is been a very one sided conversation. So now I want to hear from you. I will leave this post at the top of the blog for a week. Please do join in. Don't be shy now!

Here is this week's question of the week:

What do you miss about spring? Please share you answer by clicking on the comments link below.

Okay, I'll go first. I miss color! I feel like I'm living in a black and white movie during the winter. Black, white, and shades of gray and brown. Here's some pictures of some spring flowers. I think one of the reasons I plant so many spring flowers is that desire for color.

Really early spring, right after crocuses, Daffodils are the ticket. This is the one thing, I find the deer just won't eat.

Peony. Love that yellow center!


Rhododendrons. They're like little pink balls of cheer!

Now it's your turn. I'm waiting....