When a gardener buys jigsaw puzzles... She looks for those that have lovely flowers on them. She likes the addition of clay pots, too. But then she sees this jigsaw puzzle... And her decision is made. She will alternate her time between putting together her jigsaw puzzle of seed packets and sorting her actual seed packets as she waits through the winter for spring to appear. Because... when a gardener buys jigsaw puzzles, the garden is still very near. … [Read more...] about When a gardener buys jigsaw puzzles
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When a gardener collects vintage postcards, especially vintage Christmas postcards, she quickly realizes she needs to narrow down her choices for which postcards to collect, or she will soon be overwhelmed with postcards. So she decides to look for postcards that feature flowers and plants other than the traditional poinsettias, holly, and ivy. Her eye is drawn to this card which features violets, one of her favorite flowers. Sent on Dec. 21, 1911 Then she finds one with panies on it, … [Read more...] about When a gardener collects vintage postcards
When a gardener decides to collect a few vintage Christmas postcards... She soon realizes she had better come up with some criteria for which postcards to collect before she has hundreds of postcards. She decides she will collect those with unusual Christmas flowers, like this one with Lily of the Valley flowers. Some of the cards have been sent and she likes to read what the senders wrote. This one says, "Not dead but sleeping, suppose you have a whole pile of Christmas candy, … [Read more...] about When a gardener collects vintage Christmas postcards
When a gardener visits Monticello. the home of Thomas Jefferson, she heads first to the vegetable garden and looks down the rows and rows of vegetables. She notes that according to the brochure, the garden "serves as a preservation seed bank of Jefferson-era and 19th-century vegetable varieties". She is impressed by the rows and rows and rows of vegetables, which run along a terrace on the southeast slope of the mountain for nearly 1,000 feet. She likes the use of hand hewn logs and twigs to … [Read more...] about When a gardener visits Monticello
Snowdrop, Galanthus sp. Is gardening baked in or bolted on to your life? When gardening is baked in, your thoughts turn to gardening when you are not in the garden. You might be shopping for furniture, watching a basketball game, or reading Harry Potter books and still find yourself thinking about plants, flowers, dirt, compost and all other things gardening. When gardening is baked in, gardening is part of the core of who you are. You don't have to stop and think about gardening … [Read more...] about Baked in or bolted on?
When a gardener goes to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, She chooses a route that will take her through Charlotte, North Carolina. In Charlotte, she fulfils a long-time dream to see the gardens of Elizabeth Lawrence. It's just down the street from Wing Haven, so she of course checks those gardens out, too. Finally, she makes it to the Outer Banks and the first thing she does is go back across the bridge to check out the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, North Carolina. There she finds that … [Read more...] about When a gardener goes to the Outer Banks