Tuesday Garden Party Kickoff! Garden Inspiration – 2/2/2015
Welcome to the first TGP of 2015! I’m very excited to be co-hosting this great party again with my blogging buddies. Even though the Groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter, I’m already working on my garden. I’ve been browsing seeds from all the lovely catalogs I’m delighted to find in the mail – click here to make sure you get all the good catalogs, too!
I ordered most of my seeds and have most of them already. You can see what I ordered in this blog post! I still have to order from Baker Creek. Maybe I’ll get to that today.
I also want to share a few pictures of winter on a homestead in Eastern Iowa. It’s been such an odd winter – I’ll have a full post of gorgeous shots from a recent snowstorm soon, but join me for a look around our homestead. A couple weeks ago, after a particularly gloomy and dreary week, I woke up to gorgeous frost and fog al around our property. Enjoy the pictures!
We have the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets – when the sun is shining of course. 😀 This is a sunrise shot.
Even the chickens enjoyed the fog. That’s our passive house in the background. You can read an update on the progress here. I’ll share a new progress post in a couple week!
Finally, this old house is across the dirt road from our homestead. I’m accepting applications for new neighbors! 😉 Just kidding, but our only other neighbor actually own this place and are deciding what to do with it. I love the way it looked the morning I took these photos.
Anyway – enough from me! On with the Tuesday Garden Party!
From Your Host for This Week – Jami @ An Oregon Cottage:
On behalf of Shelly, Brooke, Michelle, and me, we’d like to welcome you back to the Tuesday Garden Party! We hope your holidays were pleasant and that you’re ready for a new gardening season – or at least ready to dream and plan about it. 😉
This last weekend we had unseasonably warm weather here in Western Oregon (sorry those of you buried in snow!) – in fact we set a record on Saturday with a temperature of 68 degrees. Talk about inducing spring fever! I took advantage of it by spending an hour tidying up the areas closest to our house out back. I thought it was about time to rid our view of all the dead, brown potted plants and perennials that I didn’t get to in the fall before the frenzy of the holidays, wouldn’t you agree?
It didn’t take long – like I said about an hour – and I only filled a wheelbarrow, but it sure made a difference. Our view from the French doors and windows now is clean and neat – ready for the first bulbs to start blooming for spring. And the new green growth peeking out of the dirt is a sure sign.
Since this is our first link-up of the season, there aren’t any favorites to pick yet, so I thought I’d add this collage of 5 of my favorite plants that I posted last week:
And ask you guys to chime in, too: what are some of the plants you’d always have at least one of – and why?
Then, link up a post of yours, new or old about favorite plants, vegetable varieties, or what’s happening in your garden – we all love to see what you’ve got in store for us!
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