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Dirty, so dirty with my green thumb in the GARDEN

Saturday, March 01, 2014





emoticon Under the Misty, sometimes showering and pounding rains I entered the garden. The soil was soaking it up like a sponge, turning a dark rich brown. My fingers were covered with the earth as I gently pressed seeds into the soil.







emoticon Yesterday I planted a crop of buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, alfalfa, red clover, and wheat grass for juicing in one vegetable bed. As I planted the rain cooled my skin. It felt good as it was not a cold rain, just a light misty, feel good type of rain. The kind that refreshes your soul. It was beautiful outside. emoticon







Today I am going to move some morning glory seedlings that came up in the graveled pathways. They are going to cover the back fence. emoticon The hummingbirds spend the summer enjoying the blossoms, eating the nectar, singing. The view of the trumpet shaped flowers makes you stop and watch the magic of the beauty. Often butterflies and honeybees dive in for a sip of the nectar. Flowers bring life to the garden. emoticon







The creek that runs normally behind the house had dried up from the drought the last three years. Now it roars loudly swollen with white waters. Hopefully we continue to get more rain to fill our lakes and dams. Overhead the ducks and geese are quacking excitedly over having water once again in the creek. The rains are a blessing. The air is sweetly scented with the smell of blossoms. So many things are blooming now. It's the perfume of the Mother nature.







emoticon Today I am going to divide my peppermint. Hubby love to run his fingers through tit, rubbing the leaves, inhaling the fragrance. Some will be placed in the area where he like to put his chair. Then it's off to transplant some perennials I took cuttings of that rooted, check on the turmeric roots that sprouted. Later I will pot up some artichokes into larger pots to get them through the summer season. I also have to pot up some blueberries plants we have growing. emoticon The daffodils are in full bloom, the crocus poked their tiny flowers up, the iris started blooming, weeds are sprouting. Got to get busy, get out and work in the garden. Our garden is very tiny, but I make the most out of every inch. I am so grateful for a tiny piece of earth to care for. emoticon






How is your garden growing?


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CLPURNELL 3/5/2014 4:46PM

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ERIN1957 3/5/2014 5:04AM

    I felt like I was right there with you, a very pleasant and well written blog share of your beautifully blessed life....thank you!

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/4/2014 9:39PM

    I love reading your blogs and looking at the pictures. I don't always comment but I read the last 3 tonight and was very impressed and they were so inspirational. Your beauty comes out in your writing. You are very creative, a great gardener, and seem to be a wonderful woman. I am glad to have met you here on Spark. I know You Will Succeed at your goals. emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/3/2014 8:31PM

    What a lovely blog, made me feel relaxed just imagining I was there.

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TIRED49 3/3/2014 2:32PM

    Thanks for sharing! Morning glories are one of my favorites.

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CATIATM 3/3/2014 11:40AM

    What a lovely blog! I know most people are still very much in winter, but it's already getting warm here, and I enjoyed fantasizng about have a little garden here. emoticon

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PGHP31CK 3/3/2014 9:59AM

    On this snowy, cold Monday, it's wonderful to hear that crocuses and daffodils are blooming somewhere! Thank you for describing what's going on in your garden!

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KNYAGENYA 3/3/2014 9:20AM

    I'm going to try container gardening this year.

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MISSY455 3/3/2014 2:27AM

    I have tried my hand at gardening just a couple of times. Mostly tomatoes and peppers in containers, but I was looking at starter plants at the nursery last week. Your blog has inspired me to go back and look seriously!
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NANCYPAT1 3/3/2014 12:27AM

    Beautiful

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ROCKYCPA 3/2/2014 9:07PM

    Enjoy!

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AZMOMXTWO 3/2/2014 3:28PM

  too many cows and horses and rabbits for me to try a garden but the window boxes are doing great

great blog thank you

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ZANYGIRL1 3/2/2014 11:27AM

    Well, I can't even see my yard right now (covered in snow & ice), but when spring gets here, I will certainly be out there playing in the dirt. I LOVE IT!!

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KRITTEN1 3/2/2014 9:05AM

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GERMANPICKLE 3/2/2014 1:35AM

  We bought our home just 18 months ago. This is the first time that I've had my own garden to work in. We've spent the majority of that time pulling out overgrown bushes, vines, and the like. Only this year have I started to actually plant new things (beyond tulips last spring) and it is so refreshing.

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IMREITE 3/2/2014 1:30AM

    I love gardening. i'll have to remember the soap trick. my nails are always filthy.

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MICKEYH 3/2/2014 1:07AM

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JUDYAMK 3/2/2014 12:44AM

    How is my garden growing you ask? My garden is buried under deep deep snow & frozen earth, another snow storm arriving to bury it deeper. However i know the weeks will quickly fly by like the March winds & the flower garden will poke their sleepy little colorful heads from a long winter's nap. First will come the crocuses then the hyacinths followed by the daffodil's. I cannot wait to get my hands dirty with the good earth's soil. I love to sit on my porch swing in the breeze of the summer enjoying my colorful garden flowers.Have a wonderful week in your garden.
Judy

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1BEACHWALKER 3/2/2014 12:25AM

    That sounds great! Wish my husband enjoyed gardening, working in the yard like that...he hates it! I love it! But, I haven't done that much since moving to Florida- I am on the go too much. Glad you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Our walks in Florida is what I enjoy the most in my life right now. emoticon

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LJCANNON 3/2/2014 12:20AM

    emoticon If it was Me talking about all of the things you are doing in Your Garden, it would be "Work" -- a Four Letter Word!!
emoticon Somehow, the Tone of your Blog doesn't make what you are doing sound like "Work" at all!! Your Garden sounds Wonderful!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/2/2014 12:18AM

    You have been busy. We haven't started ours yet. You never know about April. Sometimes we get one last frost that month, but my gut tells me we won't. I have thought of growing Morning Glory's or Clematis. Can't wait to see some pics of your garden as it starts to grow.

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DJ4HEALTH 3/2/2014 12:12AM

    Where do you get buckwheat? would love to grow it and harvest it too. Your garden sounds wonderful. Just remember that the peppermint will take over anything that it is planted in so make sure that it is contained or it will crowd out all other plants.

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JANIEWWJD 3/2/2014 12:09AM

    Wow, that's amazing!!! Good luck with your garden!!!
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EDDYMEESE 3/1/2014 11:39PM

    This sounds amazing. My "garden" overwhelms me.

The front has two small, narrow strips along the front. Nothing down the little path to my front door. The back is just a muddy mess and is basically for the dogs. But I would love, love, love to have a cute front yard.

I have a little tree (I don't know what it is) and I thought a little ring of flowers at its base would be nice. Under the front facades not much is planted. I need to take more pride in my garden.

We don't live in a great neighborhood...I need to put up a little picket fence before I do much to the garden. Dogs and kids are constantly running through my yard!

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ARTJAC 3/1/2014 11:29PM

    GARDEN IS GOOD emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 3/1/2014 10:36PM

    O! Reading how your garden grows make me miss my beloved Mamaw's heavenly garden she had on earth~ Thanks for sharing. Thank Father for the blessing of rain~ we in Texas know drought all too well. *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 3/1/2014 9:21PM

    emoticon blog. Your words made it all come to life. It was Like being there with you. Thank you so much. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 3/1/2014 8:57PM

    sounds great, I have been out pulling weeds in the rain, not when it has been pouring down, just gently, we are sure getting a soaking, lets hope it does soak in and not just run off into the ocean, I too have a garden, not much, but tomatoes a must, zuchinni and such, lots of herbs, and I do enjoy it all.
yours sounds so wonderful

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SANDRALEET 3/1/2014 8:45PM

    # feet of snow yet

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RICKI157 3/1/2014 8:39PM

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COLLEENROSTE 3/1/2014 8:21PM

    We won't be seeing trees leaf out until mid-May. Hearing you describe your garden fills my heart with hope of good things to come.

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TOKIEMOON 3/1/2014 7:03PM

    The only thing I'm growing are HUGE snow banks. I had a front end loader come a couple of weeks ago, just to push them back so I could keep adding more snow. It will be sometime in April before I can see clearly to back out of my driveway.

Yes, I am envious of your garden. But more than that, I am so happy for you to be able to grow all those things yourself. And very glad to hear that CA is finally getting some precipitation. Too bad it isn't economical for the Midwest to ship our snow out West.

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 3/1/2014 6:34PM

    Your garden sounds terrific, my mother and sister plant a garden every year. I just don't have the green thumb to do the garden thing. I have killed every plant I have had, including cactus.
I loved the way you explained your garden and the rain. I could smell the flowers, the rain and your herbs. We had rain here today but its just muggy.

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FIT4MEIN2013 3/1/2014 5:36PM

    I could smell the rain and earth and feel the warmth fro the ground as you wrote.

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GENRE009 3/1/2014 4:57PM

    Where do you live that you are that the ground isn't hard so you can dig in it? Here in the states, it's like a brick, and still snowy. I wish I could go out into the garden. eva

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PHOENIX1949 3/1/2014 4:13PM

    So well written I was not ready for this to end. Morning Glories conjure up fond memories.

Fresh-turned soil and sawdust were my Mother's two favorite scents. My parents and grandparents had lovely vegetable gardens and flower gardens. The green-thumb gene seems to have skipped me.

My great-grandparents' early 1900's truck farm is an organic farm these days and the current stewards of the place have been generous to share the farm with us for several family gatherings. Sitting on the back porch of the mid-1800's farmhouse and looking out on the 5 acres of plantings is awesome (farm originally was 50 acres, down to 25 acres when my great-grandparents purchased it).

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JACKIE542 3/1/2014 4:10PM

    Love this, I have daffodils too, waiting for the pink ones. Too wet for me to do anything out there, maybe I can plant some seeds though! emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 3/1/2014 3:55PM

    Beautiful day in the garden. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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MAMISHELI53 3/1/2014 3:37PM

    I haven't been able to keep a garden since my DD and her crew came in with a couple of big boxers...Glad you can enjoy it!

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68ANNE 3/1/2014 3:25PM

    Spring has definitely come to your yard!
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TWEETYKC00 3/1/2014 2:49PM

    Sounds like alot of fun in your garden!

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LEXIE63 3/1/2014 2:08PM

    One of the most poetic gardening blogs I've ever read. :-)

I'm in the process of planning out my veg beds at the moment. Yum. :-)
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GRATEFUL_BEING 3/1/2014 2:04PM

    My living room and spare bedroom is full of seedlings that will be transplanted outside. I live in a condo but I'm taking full advantage of the space I do have. Some of my peppers and tomatoes had to be re-seeded hopefully they will germinate and grow up enough in time. You garden sounds lovely. Its raining here too, but we need it badly.

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LOVINGKATE 3/1/2014 1:51PM

  Sounds like you have a emoticon garden. We have 15inches of snow on the ground and more to come. Sure wish for spring flowers!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing.

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WALLAHALLA 3/1/2014 1:37PM

    I tried that soap trick. It dried out the skin under my nails and made them chapped and bloody. Not a fun experience. Solid coconut oil gives the same result without the pain and discomfort.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/1/2014 1:32PM

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JUNEAU2010 3/1/2014 1:29PM

    I'd love to grow all that yummy goodness! I did not inherit the family green digits, though. Not at all!

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/1/2014 1:05PM

    Sounds like you have an awesome garden! Way to go! You are such an inspiration!
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GERIKRAGH 3/1/2014 12:43PM

    I have a typical back yard. I wish I had one that some could grow wild and some planted and there were benches and wandering paths. Oh well!

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DRAGON-CHICK 3/1/2014 12:42PM

    Nice!
And thanks for the soap tip!

I have a small condo near Boston, and a North-facing balcony.
The only thing I grow is snow!

But after Mother's Day, I'll plant impatiens.

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