Saturday, January 2, 2010

Thinking of plans for spring and winter gardens

I'm starting to look forward to spring and when I found this on my cousin's blog I couldn't resist. Seems like I've done this before, but I can't remember right now.

What kind of flower are you?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

You Are a Snapdragon
"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

Now, winter, is the time for planning and getting the last of the pansies, violas, and cabbages into the ground for winter color. We got sidetracked this year with all of my husband's parents problems. And then Christmas was upon us before we knew it. One of the magazines I take has some ideas about starting vegetables in the greenhouse.

This year when the first really cold frost came I got all of our green tomatoes off the plants. I figured we would have a bunch of fried green tomatoes and that would be that. As they stayed out on the counter top they slowly began to ripen and we have had tomatoes that were grown in our garden for over a month now. There were only a few that had to be thrown away from getting too cold. It is time to plant greens, turnips, and some other winter plants or here for more specific information for your winter garden.

Our carrots were actually pretty good. We planted them in the spring and harvested in the fall. They were much larger in the fall than earlier in the year.

The container with little red and green things are M&Ms...the tomatoes are bigger. The M&Ms are in a little bowl on the right. I think there might have been another picture that showed it better.

So, while the north winds blow and the snow falls you can still plan the spring garden flowers and vegetables or plant some cold hardy veg in the garden.


  1. Loved the concept of looking forward to spring. The post was wonderful to read.
    By the way I'm an "Englishrose".


  2. LOL! You're a nut! I went back to look and still don't see the m&m's! It's 28 degrees and WINDY as anything out there today ... I can't believe you're talking about gardening! That's what I LOVE about Texas!!! Have a great day!

  3. I would love to be a rose, but have never been on that thing. :)

    I don't know what the heck happened with that picture, but that isn't the one I'd planned on using. grrr.

  4. Amber - re your comment - I put the wrong title!! There is another video called Plastic Jesus - OOPS!! (blush!)

  5. Hi Amber, I think I had seen the flower thing before, too, but did it anyway. I was a sunflower. I am ready for spring. I have been looking at gardening books and it is 6 degrees here today with a windchill of 3 below!!! Your tomatoes look so good. I saw the M & M's or at least I thought I did.

  6. Melli,
    I am truly a nut and love being one. Now is just the time to make plans...and when I feel better I'm going to do just that.

    I really enjoy reading your blog from time to time and when I saw the title Plastic Jesus...well, I was intrigued. Another girl's blog I read has a plastic Mary. It is the darndest thing sometimes.

    Judy..we are supposed to get that cold starting on Wednesday. I didn't know it had gotten to you already. Stay warm! 6F is really cold.