A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 304,869
Currently Running With Scissors:
594 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Garden Through the Seasons 2008  (Read 4606 times)
Tags for this thread: garden  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
balkandina
Offline Offline

Posts: 3118
Joined: 04-Feb-2006

Junk+funk+glue=Art


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: January 15, 2008 01:36:59 PM »

So, I know most gardeners are itching to get into the garden-and some of you southerners are already started Sad But this is what the garden at Chez Funkrustico looks like around now Grin

back veggie garden and strawbale house

front cottage garden

rock garden

And the view from the front yard that makes all the long winter okay Wink

THIS ROCKS   Logged

"People sometimes reproach me with having neither genius nor talent nor deep feeling, but I have a will of my own"Isadora Duncan
bigyellowtaxi
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 03:09:40 PM »

Hey! I recognize that unmistakable view!  I grew up in that city.  Smiley 

Pretty winter garden!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
balkandina
Offline Offline

Posts: 3118
Joined: 04-Feb-2006

Junk+funk+glue=Art


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 04:09:38 PM »

Hey-it's America's Peak!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"People sometimes reproach me with having neither genius nor talent nor deep feeling, but I have a will of my own"Isadora Duncan
longtimegeek
Still crazy after all these years....
Offline Offline

Posts: 741
Joined: 17-Aug-2007

betta and betta....


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 06:19:45 PM »

Hey! I recognize that unmistakable view!  I grew up in that city.  Smiley 

Pretty winter garden!

Bigyellowtaxi, you stole my post!  I am in Larkspur - there just something unmistakable about that big ole mountain. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
balkandina
Offline Offline

Posts: 3118
Joined: 04-Feb-2006

Junk+funk+glue=Art


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008 09:13:51 AM »

Of course as soon as that snow started to melt we got more snow last night Angry Angry Not too much and it gives me time to peruse the latest David Austin Rose catalog Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"People sometimes reproach me with having neither genius nor talent nor deep feeling, but I have a will of my own"Isadora Duncan
ptarmic wumpus
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4532
Joined: 05-Feb-2004

You are in room 2


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008 10:30:30 PM »

The high winds took care of most of the remaining snow cover.

The bad plot, covered with cardboard and leafy mulch. The strawberries under the polyspun in the near corner are actually still green.


All of the plots are brown. My camera batteries gave out at this point, so I didn't get a photo of my other plot, but it just has some limp onions and a few scraggly herbs. Some of the horehound is holding on, as well as the rosemary and lavendar (this is the second winter for both).


What this summer's garden looks like right now:

consisting of:
pisum sativum (varietar for pea shoots)
yardlong bean (vigna unguiculata 'Sesquipedalis') var. Red Stripe Seed
chinese cabbage (brassica campestris var chinensis) var. Fong San Improved
Holy basil, red leaf (ocimum tenuiflorum Linn)
chinese cabbage (brassica campestric var chinensis) Frilled Leaf TW
chin-chiang cabbage (brassica campestric var chinensis) Green Baby
choy sum ((brassica campestric var chinensis)) Canton Extra Dwarf
gai lan (brassica oleracea alboglabra) Blue Star
chinese mustard (brassica juncea) Peacock Tail
thai chili (capsicum annuum)
oriental squash (cucurbita) Hybrid Baby Delica

I'll be getting some zucchini and other squash seeds locally, and buying tomato, tomatillo, artichoke, and maybe hot pepper (if I can find the varietar I want, and I usually can't) as small plants in May. Oh, and I need to order a lily, I'm going to try a miniature tub lily instead of lotus this year.  The dwarf papyrus is doing ok overwintering in my house, I think it might make it to spring.

In the meantime, I found a coffee carafe at the thrift store and am going to turn it into a mini terrarium.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

balkandina
Offline Offline

Posts: 3118
Joined: 04-Feb-2006

Junk+funk+glue=Art


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008 03:32:40 PM »

The snow is finally melting this weekend down here-we had the wind,too. It's great you got the rosemary to overwinter so far. I covered mine with a bucket during the deep freeze (along with hay mulch) and would love to see it survive.
My leeks are still in the ground and mulched-I'll dig them up soon.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"People sometimes reproach me with having neither genius nor talent nor deep feeling, but I have a will of my own"Isadora Duncan
Longelegantlegs
Offline Offline

Posts: 223
Joined: 01-Aug-2006

Don't touch my nuts.


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008 10:42:59 PM »

Woohoo, I found it!

Well, I'm starting my herbs in a big half barrel; Right now all I've got is parsley and some chives. I took both ends off a couple of coffee cans and I'm using those to seperate the plants and give them different heights. Tomorrow I'm going to start my cilantro and maybe some lavendar.


That big poof of green on the left is some buttercrunch lettuce and some spinach, which are going to get planted in the yard plot, except for the ones I'm going to try to raise as houseplants.



Nothing survived the winter but my patchouli plant, sadly, and he's looking pretty depressed right now.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
graced
Offline Offline

Posts: 929
Joined: 24-Jul-2006

Whatever! (Philippians 4:8)


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008 04:34:06 AM »

Oooh, just seeing the herbs makes me itchy to start planting!!! I have a few little sprigs grown from seed that are in the window, but they're a LONG way from being edible.

I think most of my patchouli has made it out of winter alive, as has rosemary and lavender and two big bunches of flat-leaf parsley grown in pots on the porch. I had a Christmas surprise volunteer dill come up and I've been protecting it--and eating it--ever since. Otherwise, I'm herb-less, and sad about it.

Now I'm anxious to go spend the gift card to a great nursery that I got from hubby for Christmas! Smiley

Thank you for starting my morning with happy thoughts!  Grin
« Last Edit: February 13, 2008 04:35:08 AM by graced » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Words to craft by: Un homme a cheval va jamais voir ca...  "A man on horseback will never notice that."
Longelegantlegs
Offline Offline

Posts: 223
Joined: 01-Aug-2006

Don't touch my nuts.


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008 02:06:54 AM »

Aw, I'm glad it brightened your day!
Something about little seedlings sprouting in my kitchen makes me feel all Mother Earth-y and happy too.
Of course, now the weather channel is saying high winds and heavy rain tomorrow, so I have to figure out a way to move that stupid heavy barrel INSIDE now... Angry
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Jodi Picoult on Writing Between the Lines with Her Daughter
Dr. Drew Ordon on His Book Better in 7
City of Lost Souls Mini Trailer
Dr. Michael Widlanski on His Book Battle for Our Minds
Matt Myklusch on the Message Behind the Jack Blank Adventures Series
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.