Thursday, May 21, 2015

I thought this was a crafter's blog...

Or a painter's blog... or a quilter's blog...?

(And then I look at my sewing table which is covered with gardening items)

Uhhhh... yeah, it is... sort of.... but I seem to have this new love... of gardening. And that has taken over my life lately. I go out into the garden, I go to garden shops, I watch gardening videos on YouTube, I go to bed thinking of what I want to do out in the garden the next day... I think I am smitten.

I am sure I will find time for art and sewing soon enough, but for now, I am basking in the deliciousness of fresh strawberries and veg for a morning egg scramble, or greens for my salad, zucchini and yellow squash for my dinners, herbs for my cooking or tea...

The tomatoes are green yet and peppers are barely a whisper, but they are coming.

As are beans and kale...

But my flowers seem to be lacking attention and I do want to attract bees and butterflies into the garden so aside from some very young attractor plants I have going in a wine barrel, I realized I needed something that is already flowering... so off to the garden center this morning to find more flowers.

Here are my favorite gardening YouTube channels these days:

Alys Fowler's Edible Garden (British)
Kaye Kittrell
One Yard Revolution
Gary Pilarchik
Growing Your Greens

If you have a favorite organic gardening channel you would like to share with me, please leave it in the comments below. Thanks!


  1. Jesus! You're weeks ahead of me and you're only an hour away. Weird. Your stuff looks great. My apricots are coloring up but no veggies other than a few small green tomatoes. Got flowers on the zukes but no actual zukes. Ditto the peppers. Ah, well, gonna be a slow year, I guess.

    1. Well things are still pretty slow here -- just not warm enough yet (which pleases me but not the veg). I am sure your great garden will far surpass mine soon enough!

  2. Oh nooooo - you put those links in! You're trying to suck me into the youtube void, aren't you? But I'm going to resist today at least - going to get some quilting done and maybe a little gardening, although really it's weeding and tying up roses....


    1. LOL right... come with me into YouTube she said... save them for a cold windy evening! Mwuhahahah


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