It’s officially spring here, though the cold wet and windy weather today might have you believing otherwise. Despite the lack of sunshine I am embarking on my annual garden dreaming event. It’s where I look at seed catalogues and browse web sites and dream up gardens that I can’t possibly prepare, let alone plant or manage. Want to join me? Here are some lovely links to get you started…
Some garden blogs that I am loving right now…
A Way to Garden – a US based garden blog with lots of variety. I seem to spend a lot of time reading the pests and diseases section!
Skippy’s Vegetable Garden – This gardener packs a lot into her backyard veggie garden and I LOVE the photos of the garden in all seasons on her side bar.
The Duck Herder – a lovely Aussie blog full of growing goodness.
Au Couer Du Jardin – ever wanted to move to France? Then go drool over this gorgeous French garden. And to think I never used to like flowers much, now I’m drooling over a garden full of them!
Some garden things that I want to do and make…
Good old Martha always has good ideas, or at least her staff do. I want to try these stick plant markers from Martha Stewart.
We kept the old tired when the Big Whit Bus got new ones and the tire guy said we could come back and take as many as we like! I’m thinking of something like this tire wall for one edge of our veggie garden. It seems a good way to make a wall sheltering other plants and raising up some things that really don’t like to be near our clay soil.
I’m going to grow lots of flowers in our veggie garden this year, and I’m collecting sticks to make garden structures. Check out images 2 and 8 from this beautiful Connecticut Kitchen Garden.
Garden resources I love…
All of Jackie French’s gardening books. I own and love Back Yard Self Sufficiency and have borrowed lots of others from the library.
Eden Seeds are my favourite seed supplier. Their services is awesome and they have a huge variety.
And here’s my pinterest garden and growing board for a bit more inspiration.
Are you garden dreaming?
Have you got big plans for a Spring/Summer garden (Or Autumn/Winter garden if you are on the other side of the world)?
Have you got an gardening links to share?
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tahlia - the parenting files says
so it sounds like you have a little gardening passion. Great to see and hear and read about :) This post is a saved one for when I get my gardening boots on :)
I love garden planning and I so dream BIG. But it doesnt all come off . Every year I plant a few more fruit trees and do some vegies
This year we have started to work on the veg garden for the sumer crop and I am up to planting some seeds in some trays.
The flower beds are very neglected and I am weeding them on the odd sunny day we have
But now the exciting part for me is with the new house getting built is to plan the kids play area. An area which promotes my kids to have adventures and hidy-holes and quiet spaces.
I love this time of year and thanks for the links. Enjoy the planning
Our backyard is overrun with clover and other weeds. I tell visitors is so the girls don’t pull up the actual plants when they are outside making their potions and perfumes – they get to the weeds first. Really that is it :)
Jodi Gibson @ The Scribble Den says
I love gardens. But I am so not a green thumb. I want to be, but I think I lack the real passion. I just want to plant it and it grow! Having said that, I planted some tulips a few months ago that are just blooming. Very exciting for me and the girls!
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