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Our Greenhouse is (mostly) FINISHED!!!

Our greenhouse is done!! Of course we still need to finish a couple tiny things, like getting the tools cleared out, preparing the soil, and getting the shelves built. It’s finished enough for now. I absolutely love it.

We built our greenhouse out of unfinished cedar, antique windows and our old front door. It’s really just an expensive tomato cover and place to story my ‘sensitive’ plants over winter.

2010 Potager. Greenhouse was built where you see the green bean trellis.

Our new greenhouse! We simply moved the raised bed to a new spot in the garden.

Side view looking towards the house

Side view looking towards the garage (and our messy patio)

In the last picture, you can also see Stella and Mickey following me around.

2012 Garden Goals/Resolutions

Wow. It’s been a long time since I posted something. I guess my first goal for 2012 should be that I write more often. Anyway, here are my gardening goals for the upcoming year. Keep in mind that my garden is hibernating for winter — so don’t judge!!

1. Post more often.  Read more

Winter is Fast Approaching – My Winter Tour

I took a walk around the garden this morning to see how everything was doing – I took some pictures to share. Early on I was greeted by my local hummingbird. I was happy to see s/he was still able to find a couple flowers on my salvia ‘hot lips,’ hardy fuchsia, honeysuckle and toad lily. Poor little guy won’t have anything after awhile so I’ll need to make sure the feeders stay full.

I started my little tour in the front yard where the flower beds are already buried with leaves from the Walnut and the Magnolia trees – their winter mulch… Read more

What Was I Thinking? That’s a Lot of Seeds!

Between Territorial and Peaceful Valley I’ve purchased quite a few seeds over the last two years. You’d think by the size of this list that we must have acres and acres on a farm somewhere – right? Guess again. We live in a small lot in town. We’ve got four 8×4′ raised beds, one 4×4′ raised bed and a 9×5′ greenhouse.  Plus, space here and there in the perennial beds. Read more

My New Favorite Spot

We’re in the process of building a greenhouse from antique windows and needed to make a little room.  I must say I love the way this displaced raised bed looks with the pear trees, fence, honey suckle and bed frame arbor. I think it’s the brown and rust colors mixed with a hint of burgundy from the honeysuckle buds. I had to move my dahlias but I’m really happy about this change. Plus, I can’t wait until our greenhouse is done!

Displaced raised bed in its new spot!