A Week in the Virtual Garden

I really have to admit that despite the cold temperatures, snowfall, and generally crummy weather I’ve had a good week in the garden. Not my real garden, my virtual one. The garden that sits inside this black box next to my desk. Gail mentioned it too in her recent post. Times like these garden bloggers resort to old photos of the garden for material. A single picture can inspire quite a few ideas for writing. For today I would like to sum up what made this week a fun blogging week for me! I hope you enjoyed it too!

Sunday February 7th 2010
How to add Magic to the Garden 
This post was an invitation for garden bloggers to show what makes their garden magical! Two participants are listed in the original post and I decided (at the urging of another blogger) to extend the magical deadline to Friday February 19th

Monday February 8th 2010
Perennials Around the Vegetable Garden 
Yep, just like it says in the title!
Perennials Around The Deck
No fooling around here, the title is about what it says!

Tuesday February 9th 2010
How Big is a Moonflower Bloom?
curious? Go Look!
Cosmos – One of My Favorite Annuals
A very worthwhile and easy to grow annual for the garden. I like it and apparently many others do too.

Wednesday February 10th 2010 
Monarda is Called Bee Balm for a Reason
It’s a good perennial to attract pollinators and I even threw in some propagation tips (shocking, isn’t it!).

Thursday February 8th 2010
Variegated Pachysandra – A Plant I Wish I Had a Spot For

I also added a Garden calendar page with garden events that will be happening here in Middle Tennessee. It’s incomplete but growing – strange…just like my garden!

Like I said before looking back at the old photos to write about was a lot of fun. Until I can get outdoors to work in my garden you will probably see a few more of these short, picture oriented, yet fun posts. Maybe they will give you an idea of some things to plant into your garden or maybe you already have them but just like to see life in the dead of winter. Whatever the case, thanks for tagging along!

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Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. The archives are sustaining me right now! This is so very different from last year! Thanks for the link! gail

  2. Winter and snowing time is the period most would consider inactive, but it is the time to reflect and plan ahead. looking at old stuff and photos is the way forward… But we never had a winter and snow. ~bangchik, Malaysia

  3. I've been looking around the archives myself…checking out the time difference in blooms from last year to now..we are way behind! Yesterday cold rain…no snow..sigh

  4. Love this post Dave. Being under the weather gives one a chance to catch up. I've gone through some of my photos & done some thinking about what will be changed & what will stay.

  5. I've been going through summer pictures too. Looking at days that I remember being warm with lots of flowers blooming are making me anxious to feel warm again.
    I like the magic in the garden idea. I'm going to try to put a post together for it.

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