Friday, February 28, 2014

It's Melting!

It's melting - well - just a little.  It's super cold again. 1 yesterday. More snow in the forecast for today. Boy what a winter. Stay warm my friends.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Snap Dragon Seeds

Open this picture and look close. These are dried Snap Dragon Seeds pods. They look like little faces. I grew multicolored last year and saved the millions of seeds they produced. I have some sprouting to place on the balcony this year. Can't wait to play in the dirt.  I'm thinking - 6 weeks at the most to start tilling.

 Bobby relaxing at my sister's last September.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Never Ending Snow

Chicago - Lake Michigan is 80% frozen.
Spring is right around the corner.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Garden in Winter 2014

We have had so much snow that the garden fence is just peeking out.  It was very cold this morning but I wanted to take a picture before all of it melts. It was beautiful and still at the lot. Sunny with birds chirping all around.

It's been such a cold winter but I planted seeds today to grow on the balcony. I have cabin fever so a cure is digging in the dirt. I moistened some peat and planted one full tray of petunia, zinnia, forget-me-nots and bamboo. I think I'm going to do a row of Bamboo on a side for shade. Sounds cool - we'll see.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cold just keeps on coming

Cold dog in Russia. Isn't he cute?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pickle Class Downers Grove Park District

I forgot to post the classes I will be teaching this winter. I just finished Jams and Jellies this month.

If you are in Illinois, and close to Downers Grove, attend the next one this month.

This link will take you to the sign up page.

February 15 at 10:00am for the Pickles and March 15 at 10:00am for the Chutney and Preserves. Still space available.

Snow in February

Snowing like crazy today. Beautiful.

Staying in all day today to make granola - smells heavenly right now toasting in the oven - to cleaning the Science lab I have going on in the spare bedroom.

Stay warm and safe.