Monday, February 16, 2009


Well - I haven't started anything yet! I feel behind already! LOL!

I was looking around outside, and I think I'll have a lot more work to do than I originally planned. I also need to get some tools!

I think I will plant the things that definitely need started indoors to thrive the most - tomatoes, peppers, broccoli - those are things that I've had the best results with when starting indoors. The majority may need to be started from seed this year. I just don't know where to start my plants that will be safe from little exploring hands!

I did take some pics around the house to get a good idea of the sun-fall on the property. I also took some close ups of a few plants that I am unsure what they are. I may have to make a trip to a nursery and get some idea of what they may be and what I can plant near them. Part of me wants to ask the landlord if I can just rip out all the bushes and start my own project - lol. But, that's probably being very ridiculous when you aren't planning to stay in a particular place for years and years! (it's tempting though...)

I also discovered that in one of my front beds, I have a lot of ivy growing (which just looks like a mess), and there are some flowers poking through amongst the ivy and bushes. I am unsure what they are yet - but almost look like they may be tulips. No actual flower buds yet, so I'll have to wait and see!

I've also discovered some things for later - when we actually have a house of our own. I think I love lilies the most. I found one that I've decided will be a must have in our future garden - it's called the fire lily.

Makes me want to paint - lol! I am very excited about planting all the flowers this year as well. I can't wait to have fresh cut flowers in our house! I know I will completely over do it this year - but I will love it! Even David seems to be excited about the prospect of my gardening!

I think I will review that seed guide and force myself to get some things started by the end of the week. I'm just going to have to do it!


  1. Those lilies are gorgeous!! We have some pretty daylilies that my mom has given us--some cranberry colored ones and some melon colored ones. I love daylilies. I wish we had more sun for things like that. As it is, we won't be able to grow everything I'd like. I've been mulling over the church property again....

  2. Hmmmm, who would we have to ask about the church property? Well here I am ladies. This is my very first step into blog world-so this is what it's all about? Alicia's cut flowers gave me an idea for you. I too LOVE fresh cut things for the house. Besides flowers I also cut lots of herbs-these smell so nice and look nice in a smaller vase in the kitchen.

  3. Oooh... I hadn't thought about the cut herbs! What an awesome idea!

    As for the church property - maybe the session?? Or some deacons we know - that could approach the session? ;-)