Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gardening....and more...

Alot of us are putting our gardens to bed at this time of year..and getting out into our yards and cleaning out the weeds/debris left over from the summer.


I came across a website(Wintersown.org) recently while searching for seed sources..and this particular website is geared towards winter sowing of seed...yep..you heard it right..sowing seeds during the cold winter months...and teaches you how to do so succesfully.

The other thing about this website is that they offer a free seed program..for a self addressed stamped envelope you can recieve up to 8 mini packets of different flower seeds, or a variety of heirloom tomato seeds...and I can tell you..you will recieve seeds from this website.
I did!..and was really delighted with the variety they sent.

Here is the website:

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So..not only will I be cleaning up my yard this fall/winter..but I'll also be getting a jump start on next years growing.
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I've been teaching my little boy about worms this week using the "Herman the Worm" website that I shared with you all earlier..if you get a chance..check it out..it is very informative. I didn't know all those things about the "lowly worm" either..and even "mom" learned quite a bit.
On the website it also has directions for starting your own worm bin..which we are seriously considering doing.
I do know that we will probably acquire a few worms by this weekend to examine and then turn out into the raised flower beds out in the backyard.
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This weekend I'm really, really wanting to finally tackle the painting of my littlest children's bedroom. We have the paint and supplies and now seems the time to finally tackle it.
I'll be painting it in a pretty sky blue color, then decorating it with cowboy themed fabrics and wall decor.
The trim will be in white. Am really looking forward to finally getting this project under way.
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Well...that's all for now in my little corner of "blogland"
Have a great evening.
~The Garden Goose~

6 comments:

Quinne said...

Hi Tina :) Thanks for the information about wintersown. I will pop over there and check it out (my dh is a landscape contractor and will be very interested). Love to you! Q

Monique said...

The decorating sounds great !! Skyblue is beautiful. My daughter also has skyblue. She has a Moon and Stars themed room. I blew little sparkles at the wet walls and now it's a sparkling wall, she loves it !!!
Have a great day and I hope the decorating will go fantastic !

Flea Market Queen said...

The website sounds wonderful...especially the seeds!
Have fun painting...
Skyblue is such a pretty color!
Priscilla

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Wintersown sounds like a place I need to visit.

Your blog is a joy to read. I'll be back with a cup of tea and more time.

Candy Duell said...

Hello!
I have wintersown for the last 3 years. I absolutly love it. It is a great way to start all kinds of plants that you wanted to try but just did not want to pay for them. Try it, it is fun!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Tina,
I wish we could grow things here. Our soil is red clay. It is good for my banana trees. LOL
Hugs,
Elizabeth