Sweet Deals at the Home Depot Plant and Garden Sale

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As I mentioned this morning in my daily deal post The Home Depot is having an awesome plant and garden sale April 9th – April 12th. After spotting the sale online early this morning I dashed on over hoping to find the last 8 viburnum shrubs I needed for my front yard.

Sadly the Home Depot didn’t have viburnum shrubs on sale for $2.50 each, but they did have boxwood, azaleas, spruce, arborvitaes, and for just $2.50 each in the 1 gallon size. THIS IS A GREAT DEAL! Normally the 1 gallon size of these plants go for $6.99 each, so talk about a HUGE savings if you were planning on installing some shrubs or a hedge this year.

arborvitae trees

If you are looking for super tall arborvitae trees, The Home Depot has the 7 gallon size for $19.99. fruit trees

Fruit trees staring at $29.99the home depot mulch

The Home Depot also has bags for bark 5 for $10. This is a great price if you just need a few bags and are not interested in having a truckload of bark delivered .

miracle fro potting soil

Miracle Grow Potting soil $1.88!bonnie vegetable plants

Veggie Starts 5 for $10. Can you say instant garden?

ames wheelbarrowOn the way out I also spotted the Ames 4 cubic foot garden cart for just $19.88. This normally goes for $39.97 and has rockstar reviews on the Home Depot site. {You can order online and pick up at the store for FREE to make sure you get one}.

Oh how I love a goo garden sale.

Happy planting,

~Mavis

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Planting Perennial Fruits

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cascadia raspberries

Do you have any perennial fruits planted in your garden?  I love the idea of putting a little work in upfront and then enjoying the “fruits of my labor” for years to come.  In fact, I pretty much like anything that requires minimal effort with maximum output, don’t you just wish all of life was that way?

A lot of perennial fruits take space–like lots of space, even if you don’t have room for an orchard, though, you still can have a pretty sweet fruit garden.  Several fruits can be grown in containers or take up very little space.  Most fruit perennials require full sun.  Several of them, also require more than one tree in order to fruit.

apples

If you want a super low maintenance garden, you might want to take a list of these fruit perennials {remember, perennials vary by region, so make sure to check and see if they are actually a perennial in your area before you buy and plant} and see if they might work in your space:

  1. Apples {some dwarf varieties can be kept in containers}
  2. Apricots
  3. Avocado
  4. Blackberries
  5. Blueberries
  6. Cherries
  7. Currants
  8. Figs
  9. Goji Berries
  10. Huckleberries
  11. Grapes
  12. Kiwi {cold hard kiwi vines actually exist}
  13. Lemons {work well in containers}
  14. Limes
  15. Nectarines
  16. Oranges
  17. Peaches
  18. Pears {self-pollinating varieties exist if you don’t have room for 2, though, I have heard that they don’t produce as well}
  19. Persimmon
  20. Plums
  21. Raspberries
  22. Strawberries {I personally think these only last 3-5 years before you have to start over in order to get good crops, they can definitely be grown in containers}

pears on tree

Have you had any luck growing any of these in smaller spaces?

~Mavis

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Planting Perennial Vegetables

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Planting Perennial Vegetables

Remember those old Ronco infomercials? “Set it and forget it” was the theme I think…that’s kind of the way I feel about perennials, a little work up front and then you just forget about them.

Incorporating perennial vegetables into your garden is pretty simple.  The key is making sure that  you take care of the dirt.  The year after you plant, you want to add a little compost and mulch.  Do that yearly, and those bad boys will literally do all of the rest of the work for you.  The beauty of veggie perennials is that they have varying needs for sun, so if you don’t have a bright sunny spot, you may still be able to find one that will work.

fresh artichokes

Not sure which veggies are actually perennials?  Here is a quick guide of veggies you can choose from:

  1. Globe artichokes.  Yep, if you treat them right in the winter by cutting them back in the fall and then covering them with straw, they will produce year after year.
  2. Asparagus.  Asparagus is one of those plant it and then wait.  It takes a full 3 years to get a crop from them, after that though, they are rather prolific and you’ll have asparagus every spring.  {Remember to let them go to flower at the end of the year so that they have a chance to come back.}
  3. Rhubarb.  Rhubarb, once established will produce for you for a lifetime.  Seriously, I know people who got their rhubarb from their grandparents.  It just needs a sunny locale to be happy.
  4. Sorrel.  This is an herb, actually, but a lot of times you will get it in upscale restaurants in a salad.  It kind of has a lemony flavor.
  5. Onions.  If you don’t harvest all of the onions each year, you can leave them in the ground and they will survive some pretty cold conditions.  That way, you can juts pop outside and pull them as you need them.
  6. Horseradish.  As long as you only harvest the side shoots, horseradish will continue to produce year after year.
  7. Kale.  Gross Super healthy kale will literally keep producing all winter long.  It doesn’t mind the cold, and with regular pickings, you can get quite a few seasons out of it.
  8. Radicchio.  Like kale, radicchio can survive harsh winters and produce for several seasons, provided that you just pick the young new leaves.
  9. Garlic.  Most people dig garlic up year to year, but you can leave some in the ground and let them die back just as you would bulbs.  They will divide their own bulbs with time.

picking rhubarb

Just like all perennials, vegetable perennials can vary by region, so make sure to double check that your region can support whatever you choose.  Whichever perennial you choose, take a minute to celebrate that at least there are still some super reliable and simple food sources left in life.

~Mavis

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How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

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How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

{This post was first published in 2012 but I thought I’d post it again for those of you who missed it}

Have you ever made your own newspaper pots before? If you haven’t, they are are super easy to make. Some people use tin cans, but I prefer to use the Pot MakerI’ve found I can whip out a batch of 50 pots for my seedlings in about 20 minutes or less.

pot makerHere is a quick tutorial on how to use the Pot Maker.

newspaper

Cut newspaper strips 4″ by 9″ each. {20 pots = 20 strips of newspaper}how to make a paper pot

Cover pot maker with newspaper and roll.
make your own paper pot

Make sure your paper is wrapped tight around the pot maker.how to make a paper pot

Fold the bottom of the paper inward.how to make a paper pot

Place the newspaper wrapped pot maker in the stand that’s included with the kit and give it a little twist.how to make a paper pot

And a jiggle.how to make a paper pot seedlings

Then slowly remove the newspaper from the wooden pot maker. how to make a seedling paper pot

It’s that easy.
paper pot for seedlings

Add potting soil, seeds and a little bit of water and you’re good to go. DIY-paper-pot-seedlings

These pots are not only easy to make, but pretty thrifty too. Free newspaper √ Free labor √ {have your kids make them} Life is good! Bontanical Interests has the Pot Maker on sale right now for $12.98.

Do you make your own pots or just buy them at the store instead?

~Mavis

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Do You Have a Favorite Houseplant?

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I am in the market for a houseplant.   Just something green to set in my kitchen window.  On top of a little bit of color in the kitchen, houseplants have tons of air purification qualities.  One little plant can help you breath easier–and unlike humans, they love it when you breath in their face.  Plus, according to a study cited on Huffington Post, plants have a mood boosting effects–I’m pretty sure gardeners everywhere didn’t need a study to confirm this one.

I don’t have many requirements.  I want a plant that looks good, is low maintenance, and that has a reputation for cleaning the air…okay, maybe that is a lot to ask {might as well throw in that I wouldn’t mind if the plant could solve world hunger :)}.

I made a list…because I love lists.  I might one day make a list of all of the lists I need to make.  I digress.  I made a list of some of the plants I am considering.  I am sharing my list, because I’ve done waaaay more research than any one person should do on a houseplant, and now, you don’t have to. No need to thank me.

aloe plant

Aloe

I like Aloe because it thrives in a sunny location.  It doesn’t need a ton of water–in fact, it prefers a little neglect.  Best of all, when I burn myself in the kitchen, which I do like once a week, I can slice a little piece off and soothe my blisters.  It would be like having a little pal in the kitchen that requires almost nothing of  me, but gives, gives, gives.

english ivy

English Ivy

English Ivy is classic.  It screams classy, which hopefully will fool others into thinking that I am classy.  The only thing I don’t love about this one is that I prefers cooler temperatures–and with all of the baking/cooking I do, the kitchen tends to be quite a bit warmer than the rest of the house.  Still, it would be very Downton Abbey of me, and I may chance it.

spider plant

Spider Plant

Spider plants add a pretty big boost of green to where ever you set them.  They are one of the top air purifiers.  They are virtually impossible to kill and are fast growers.  The only thing I don’t love about them is that they are common.  It’s not that out of the ordinary to see one, so occasionally they fade into the background.

peace lily

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are another common choice for air purification.  I like these because they flower–which adds another element of awesomeness.  They have the same downside as English Ivy for me, though, in that they don’t do as well in higher temperatures…which it’s not like I am cranking out 70 plus degree temperatures on a regular basis, but like I said, I am really looking for low maintenance, and not giving it its preferred environment might mean more work for me.  Also, these ones are a little taller, and I don’t want the plant to block my whole view of the outside, just add a little splash of life.

purple orchidOrchid

Orchids are super popular right now.  They come in a ton of different colors.  Caring for them is pretty easy, once you know how.  The only thing is that they bloom for several months, then you’re done.  You have to start over.  They have HUGE visual appeal, though, and make any space seem graceful and feng shui.

jade plantJade Plant

Jade plants are succulents, and I have never met a succulent I don’t like.  They call to me, visually, what can I say?  I like this option because of the way they look, the fact that they aren’t bothered by normal fluctuations in room temperature, and wait for it…they thrive on a little watering neglect.  They also live forever {okay, maybe not literally}, but they do live for YEARS.  They grow slowly, so it’s one of those plants that you can grow attached to.  They’ll witness graduations, Christmas dinners, births, deaths…and there is something comforting about knowing that they’ll be there with you every step of the way {I might have an unhealthy relationship with plants, but I accept it}.

There are obviously a ton more to choose from, but those are the ones I am tossing around for the space that I have.  Do you have any other suggestions?

~Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures 2/1/2015

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raking up English ivy

This week was pretty stinkin’ productive. In fact, gardening wise, I think I got more accomplished this past week than any other since we’ve moved to the new house.

For starters, I finished pulling up all the English Ivy that was in the side yard. I actually LOVE ivy, but the people who lived here before us didn’t do such a great job of maintaining it properly, and the area was filled with weeds and scrappy looking plants that had clearly been choked out {by the ivy}. So I pulled it and planted a nice row of Leland cypress trees instead.

See where I’m standing? I think I am going to put in a {curved} row of blueberry bushes there. I have 6 on order from Raintree nursery and they are scheduled to arrive sometime in March. The raspberry and strawberry plants I ordered will need a little more sun, so I’m still on the hunt for the perfect spot for those. 
mapping out a garden hedge

I also flagged off the area where I plan to plant some sort of manicured hedge. We have a circular driveway and I thought it would look nice to have either a 2′ – 3′ boxwood, laurel or viburnum hedge to separate the driveway from the planting area. I’m leaning towards a dwarf laurel. I’ve seen a few other laurel hedges in the neighborhood and they really look nice. Clean, simple, and easy to prune. Plus, when I plant 2,000 daffodills and tulips this fall in that area, a green hedge will make a nice backdrop for them. anemone

While I was cleaning out the garage this week I found a bunch of anemone bulbs.

patch of dirt

And planted them outside the office window. Pink, purple and white!

botanical interests seed packets

I also started broccoli, cabbage and kale seeds under grow lights.

lettuce seedlings

Remember the lettuce seeds I planted a few weeks ago? It won’t be too long before we’ll be eating some homegrown salad.

basil seedlings

And basil too!sage seedlings

The sage I started from seed is looking pretty darn good too. I think this is only the second time I’ve grown sage from seed and it always amazes me how easy it is to grow your own herbs. I plan on installing a herb garden later this spring and so far I have sage and oregano started in the house under lights.

growing seedlings under grow lights

How is YOUR garden doing these days?

Is it covered in snow, or are you able to get outside and put around a bit?

~Mavis wants to know.

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This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2015 Garden Seed Catalogor see the seeds I’ll be growing in my garden this year HERE

Up for a tour? Read about our behind the scenes tour of Botanical Interests Seed Company.

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How Do I Keep My Vegetable Starts Watered While I’m Out of Town?

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tomato seedlings

One Hundred Dollar a Month reader, Kristin, recently sent in a question about keeping veggie starts watered if you need to leave town and can’t convince someone that seedlings are enough reason to pop over to your house each day.  It’s actually something I’ve learned to deal with myself, as the HH cannot always be trusted to water in my absence.

dead tomato plants

Kristin writes,

“Hi Mavis – I enjoy seeing all of your progress and have learned so much from your blog. But, now I have a question! I live in NE Indiana, so I start my garden seed inside mid-Feb, and plant in late April. This year, however, I am required to go out of town for a week in March. Dosen’t the world know I have a garden to start? Anyway, I have grow lights on timers, but how can I keep my new little starts watered?! I have no access to a “plant-sitter”. Do you, or your readers, have any suggestions? Please help! Kristin”

seed starting trays{lettuce seedlings I started last week}

First, you want to start with the right supplies, plain and simple.  You want to have a grow tray AND a plant tray underneath your seedlings, then you can fill the tray underneath with water and the seedlings will suck up the water as needed–just like they would in nature {I like these ones, because they don’t have holes in the bottom}.  I like to cut out one square out of my growing trays, so that I can easily pour water into the tray without having to lift the grow tray up every time.  Afterall, I don’t want to disturb my precious babies seedlings, and it doesn’t really hurt that it makes it waaaaay easier to water.  It’s also nice to be able to see exactly how much water is in the plant tray, so that it doesn’t come sloshing out over the sides.

This method should buy you a week–unless the humidity is you house is impossibly dry.

I hope that helps!  If any of you have any other suggestions, make sure to leave them in the comments below.

~Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures 1/18/15

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pulling up ivy

I don’t know what the weather is like at your place, but it has sure been a couple of wet and windy days around here. Luckily, I like working in crappy weather. No one else it out, there are no annoying leaf blowers to listen too, and I feel like a real gardener when I work outside in the rain and cold. Weird huh? Maybe I belong in Maine.

weeded side yard

Operation pull up all the ivy from the hillside is in full swing. I am honestly still baffled as to why everyone hates ivy. I LOVE it! Just not where it’s currently residing in my landscape. :) I’m hoping to have it all pulled up from the hillside by the end of next week. This is the first place we have lived where I’ve had to pull up ivy, and you know what? It’s not that bad.

small leland cypress

Removing the ivy and getting all the leaves and twigs raked up on the side yard will give those Leland cypress privacy trees a good chance at putting on a little weight {and height} this summer. Mrs. Active Wear and I both planted Leland cypress trees between along our property lines in our last neighborhood and I was amazed at how fast they grew. With any luck, the side should have a full on privacy screen in about 5 years.
raised garden boxes

I’ve just begun toying with the idea of installing 3 large garden boxes alongside the side yard instead of creating one huge garden plot up above. One the plus side there would be easy access to a garden hose, the garden a few feet from the door and I could actually see everything I am growing in those boxes from my kitchen window.
galvanized bin I plan on purchasing a garden bench this summer {there’s a guy at the Farmer’s Market who makes them} and setting it up right where I have the giant galvanized bin right now. So, having my garden boxes just steps away would be super convenient and it would also tie the whole area together.

container garden

Plus, since I plan on growing all my tomatoes, cucumbers and beans along the back of the house {where we get the most sun} I really don’t have to worry about the garden boxes being in a semi-shady spot. The side yard gets the same amount of sunlight as the upper lawn, so I think at this point, maybe it should be about aesthetics. future herb garden

I’ll also be growing my herbs, potatoes, lettuce and onions along the back of the house, so really it just comes down to how big do I want this garden to be? These are things I never really thought about until I actually started to look around and work outside in the garden {which really, has just bee the last few weeks}.

seedlings under grow lights

Spring is right around the corner, and if I don’t get this garden plot figured out here pretty soon, I’m going to be stuck with a garden I  may not like. Help! Do you think it makes sense to have a garden just off the kitchen? Or should I put it up on the hill where it will be out of sight?

Opinions welcome!

~Mavis

botanical interests

This years garden is being sponsored by the awesome folks at Botanical Interests Seed Company. You can check out their website HERE, order their new 2015 Garden Seed Catalogor see the seeds I’ll be growing in my garden this year HERE

Up for a tour? Read about our behind the scenes tour of Botanical Interests Seed Company.

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My Goals for This Year – Week 3 of 52

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messy garage

1. Get Organized. Guess what my project is for this weekend {well, besides gardening}? It’s organizing the shelving unit in our garage. When we first moved in EVERYTHING got crammed into the garage … and then the workers came so I couldn’t really get out there and organize anything in the garage because they were using the space to store their tools and run their saws on rainy days. Which was totally fine, but I never got around to cleaning up the space after they left. So hopefully, next week I’ll be able to show you a picture of a neat and tidy shelf. Ha!

lettuce turnip the beet

2. Run, walk or crawl a Marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k race this year. Fact: Normally I don’t post pictures of myself standing around with my pants unzipped. I bought those awesome corduroy pants like 6 years ago and do they still fit? NOPE. And how about that totally RAD Lettuce Turnip the Beet shirt… well it doesn’t really fit me either. HOWEVER, I’m hoping by the end of summer, they will.

iPhone timer

Don’t you think if I keep walking like a mad woman and do a marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k this year I’ll be able to fit into them? Well I sure hope so! 😉 And thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions on phone apps last week. I tried 2 and basically got creeped out so I’ve just decided to time my walks until I get my pedometer fixed. I just didn’t like the idea of a phone app mapping out my exact route. Too much technology can be a BAD thing. But then again, maybe I’m just weird.

3. Remodel our Master Bathroom, Master Closet and Monkey Boy’s Bathroom. Chino and his crew will be here in early spring and the goal is for them to be out of here before The Girl comes home for summer vacation. {Since we will be staying in her room during the remodel.}

4. Finish Every Room in Our House. I finished up the bathroom last week {okay, so I still have to paint the door and buy a mirror for over the sink} so the next room I’m going to work on is my office. Mostly because I feel like I have everything {read: it won’t cost me a penny} to decorate the room. I just need to put stuff on the walls and move my computer/printer/chair to the room.

5. Turn Spare Bedroom into a Cozy Home Office Space for myself. :) See above.

side garden pulling weeds

6. Create a Vegetable Garden. This past week I’ve been busy pulling weeds, ivy and doing some basic tidying up outside. It’s too cold to plant and vegetables outside yet {it’s possible we could still get snow!} so I’m keeping busy with the boooooring stuff while I wait for spring to arrive.

7. Build a Path into the Hillside for Easy Access to the Upper Garden.

clara clark bed sheets

8. Limit my personal spending to $100 a month.

I ordered a new set of my favorite Clara Clark Sheets for our master bedroom last week. Technically the old sheets were just fine {and I’ll still use them as back up} but I’m going for a more grey and white look for our new bedroom. My parents gave the HH an Amazon gift card for Christmas which he so graciously let me use on a new comforter, and so now our bedroom is pretty much done. Which is RAD, because once the master bath gets remodeled that whole section of our house will be done. Yay!

I also scored a sweet deal on a pair of Saucony Running shoes. This is my favorite brand of running/walking shoes because it fits my wide toe box.

Last week I bought frozen yogurt and 2 Christmas Wreaths that were 90% off a Target. I think it will be interesting to tally all this stuff up at the end of the year and see if regretted any of my purchases.

Total spent so far this month $66.51.  Still have $33.49

thrift store donations

9. Purge… Weekly. Find 10 things each week to donate to the thrift store.

This week I got rid 2 anchor hocking glass containers, 1 uneven thrift store cake stand, 1 Le Cruset mixing bowl that I got as a gift 3 years ago but have never used {sorry Mom!}, a pair of curtains the people who lived here before us left behind, 1 rubber duck {where did that even come from?} 1 iPad case {I have no idea where it came from either} 1 Southern Living sugar bowl {remember those parties?} the rack from my roasting pan that I’ve never used before yet have stored for the last 5-7 years, and 1 stoneware Papmered Chef cupcake pan I bought at a neighbors garage sale for $5 2 summers ago.

the wild truth carine Mc Candless

10. Read 1 book a week. – The Wild Truth. I loved it. It was real, and it was her story. Good for her. I read some of the comments/reviews on Amazon, and didn’t get why people went on about the book being too much about her because after all, it was HER version of her upbringing and how it made her feel.

primitive hooked turkey rug

11. Slow Down. – I worked on my Thanksgiving rug {that was suppose to be finished last November} a few nights this past week. I’m heading out on a road trip next month and my goal is to get it completed by the time I come home.

blueberry lemon jam recipe

12. Canning – I added another homemade jam to my pantry last week. Would you believe I have already gone through 2 jars!!! I’ll post the recipe soon. :)

Did you set any goals for this year? If so, how are they coming along?

~Mavis

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Mavis Butterfield | Backyard Garden Plot Pictures – 1/11/14

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garden plot

I’ve started to re-think my 10′ x 45′ garden plot. I wonder if it’s too big for the space. I may reduce it to 8′ x 45′ so I have adequate room to walk around the sides of it properly. I really like the idea of a garden plot right smack dab in the middle of grass. The Girl and I eyed some excellent examples at the Gothenburg Botanical Garden when were in Sweden a few years ago and the idea of being able to stroll around the vegetable patch seems pretty appealing. What do you think?

dead arborvitae tree

On the “to do” list for today is to dig out the dead arborvitae tree and plant a new one. I absolutely LOVE using trees as privacy screens. They make for such a nice backdrop. pulling weeds on hillside

I’m nearly finished weeding Mt. Barktopia. It may not look like a large area, but holy cow it is. I’d say I have about 2 more afternoons of weeding before I’m done.

back of house

I think I found the perfect master bathroom layout. If we decide to put in a window it will go just left of the red wheelbarrow. Do you think a long skinny window would be best, or a wide one similar to the kitchen window that’s next to the BBQ?

water cabbage

Have you ever tried growing water cabbage before?

horse tank with water

Well apparently I didn’t drill holes into my stock tank before I planted. Sheesh! How could I have forgotten to do that? I can’t believe the plants are still alive. I think I’ll drill holes in it today and hope for the best. I mean really, what else can I do?

leland cypress trees

I finally got the courage to trim the giant boxwood hedge in front of our house the other day. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be either. 😉 I also picked up 3 Leland cypress trees at The Home Depot this week so I could finish planting my privacy screen on the side of the house. The trees were $6.99 each if anyone is interested in picking some up. We planted several at our last house and let me tell you Bob, they grow quick!

meyer lemon tree

I also planted my Meyer Lemon tree this week. Since our winters are pretty mild here in the Pacific Northwest I’ve decided to go ahead and keep it on my sheltered front porch. If the temps dip below 40 then I’ll move it in the garage for a few days. I plan on moving the lemon tree around to the back of the house in the summer months.

It’s been a busy week in the garden and next week I hoping to get even more done.

How is YOUR garden doing right now?

Is it under snow, frozen solid, or are your out there puttering around too?

~Mavis wants to know.

purple carrot seeds botanical interests

If you’re looking for some great seeds for your garden, Botanical Interests Seed Company rocks! I posted the list of the seeds I’ll be planting in my 2015 backyard garden HERE.

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