May 3, 2018

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures are simply being so satisfied that your daffodils are up after a long winter and still having toys left around the yard from your now adult children!

May 2, 2018


Look what's up!!

These ones are planted inside the deer fencing this time...Now we can enjoy!

Apr 6, 2018

Must be Spring...

Although, there is still plenty of snow around the yard... The garden has completely melted out this week. I have never been so happy to see dirt!

This was the year of the never-ending Winter. Ughhhh! Am I getting old? There are those days I just don't want to deal with snow...You know the yucky end of Winter snow!

 As for the birds, they are happy for the change as well, we have been enjoying the sounds of the Cheeseburger bird, watching the Robins work at building their nest under the eves of the house and digging worms and the little Chickadees have been house hunting and scoping each birdhouse out for a potential love nest.

Mar 10, 2018

Garden tool

Well, at the moment this is the only garden tool that I'm able to use... Forcast is calling for much needed sunshine and warmer temps... Not too much longer now.... Looking forward to the great melt out and getting gardening season under way!!

Pepper Sprouts

Little Jalapenos are up and enjoying the sun in the kitchen window

Mar 5, 2018


I've found a fun way to stay garden motivated through the snowy month of March. A garden themed photo a day challenge hosted by the Rooted Garden on instagram....Follow Jen and the Beanstalk on instagram and join in the fun!

Feb 28, 2018

Seed starting in baggies

 The Winter's are long here in North Idaho, so I am always willing to try something new while I wait for the garden to melt out. This time I've decided to try the baggie method to start tomato and pepper seeds.

Look at all these little sprouts!

Seeds were simply placed on a damp paper towel and placed in baggies zipped 3/4 of the way and just placed out of the way on a table in indirect light.

This is what they look like a week later.

I did wet the paper towel so that the sprout would gently slide right out of the soggy paper towel.

The sprouted seeds were then placed in potting soil as I continue to wait for Spring!

Practicing ...Patience!!!

Somewhere under that mess is my garden.....another winter storm warning underway and I am truly trying to work on my patience!!!!

Feb 18, 2018

Best Date Ever!

Oh, he knows this garden girl so well! 

Dirt & Seeds.... I'm all his!

Well, guess who forgot to stockpile a bail of potting soil last Fall to have for early plantings this Spring? Ya, this garden girl did!!!

Why stockpile Potting soil???? 

Because potting soil this time of year is hard to come by, or is frozen solid on pallets and is so much cheaper when it's on clearance at the end of the previous season.

Yes, we were the only crazies out there today pushing our cart through snow, ice, and single digits.

The seeds were impulse buys...Darn seed racks get me every time! 

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