Monday, May 20, 2013

What's New

So Kids, took my mom and my sister out to the GreenHouse. Boy was that fun, the weather was perfect and it was such a lovely country drive. It was part of my mom's Mother's Day gift. We got a lot of really great plants, here are a list of some of them. Thats one thing that I really love about Spring, you get this fun feeling.



So Here is a real interesting plant we got. The Mexican Gherkin Cucumber was on of those really different plants I found. It is an heirloom variety that produces small 1 inch perfect for pickling!


This was another really fun plant, not even because of the uniqueness, but mostly because of the sign...So funny!

This is also really cool, Shiso smells amazing, like a mix between basil and mint. Plus it can be used to color drinks!


I can't wait to see how these fun plants turn out!




Friday, May 3, 2013

Bok Choy


This year I have a lot of Really fun greens that I will be planting. One unique green is Bok Choy, sometimes called Pak Choy. I am planting a Red and Green variety. They should be planted every 12" apart, and can be used as a cutting green or harvest all at once, like a one stop shop. Unfortunately they are also susceptible to the vial Flea Beetle. Me and the Flea Beetle are not very good friends, they have destroyed many an eggplant in my garden...Who knows maybe this year we will have better luck. Lets gross our fingers.
Red Bok Choy on Left and Green Bok Choy on Right.

Later on when I harvest, I will post another video on the total process  But here we go...the 1st video ever on this blog.

video



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fairy Gardens

I don't know about you, but I have have seen the sudden  rage for fairy gardens everywhere. Every garden center I step into has a dedicated section for these adorable little gardens. I have to admit that even I have a VERY small collection of fairy decor.


As I look around I find that these fairies live better than I do... I mean some of these fairies have cooler houses and more furniture than I do, not to mention is way cheaper than my furniture, seriously though!

Here are a couple of fairy gardens that are portable! What a great idea! This way you can move your faires where ever they are happiest.
Portable fairy garden: Baby Cabbage Fairy in mushroom home.

Portable fairy garden: Mushroom home

Portable fairy garden: Fairy looking with violas.

Portable fairy garden: okay, so not a fairy garden, but could easily be turned into one.

Portable fairy garden: Fairy looking dainty with birdbath

Portable fairy garden: I love how the little fairy is trying to get her cat down from the tree., as the turtle watches

Also The Little Hedgerow is a link to find fairy garden supplies, just in case your local nursery is CRAZY and doesn't have any fairy garden supplies. They have some really cute supplies pictured below.


A small selection of Fairy Garden Supplies from The Little Hedgerow store at Etsy.