holiday goodness

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Christmas was *great* in the gardening sense. I asked for a few plants that I really have wanted, but never purchased. Tom got me a BUNCH of great stuff: a peony seedling, a new hibiscus (BLUE double- can’t wait to see this one when it blooms!), two camillia (one a four year bonsai, the other a baby seedling), and a mushroom growing kit (see above).

I have talked to him about growing mushrooms for a while, but forgot to ask for the kit so it was a great surprise to open it. I am so excited to try it out. I don’t know why the idea fascinates me so much, but it’s sort of creepy-cool.

I repotted all the new plants (besides the bonsai) yesterday and it was good, dirty fun to do a big job like that.

Another great surprise this week- my nasturtiums started blooming. And a lot of them are red, even though I didn’t *plant* that many red ones. It’s ironic because last year I REALLY wanted red nasturtium, and none of the red varieties I planted actually bloomed red. But one seed from a mix bloomed huge red double blossoms, so I carefully gathered seeds from it.

I had ONE seed leftover from the seeds I managed to gather, and it was the first nasturtium I planted back in September for this current season. It started blooming last week. It feels kinda cool, seeing this plant “come back” through one of its seeds.

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What about you- did you get any garden goodies for the holidays? Also, spring is just around the corner. I got my first garden catalogue in the mail yesterday… any plans for the spring garden yet?

Comments 2

  1. Jeanne wrote:

    Fabulous indeed. I need to be reminded of spring in the winter…………….ahhhhh new beginnings around the corner and blossoms and sunshine and no snow.
    Much love and thanks for all you share.
    Love Jeanne

    Posted 29 Dec 2012 at 9:19 am
  2. Misti wrote:

    We got a dump truck attachment thingy to our riding lawn mower…has come in handy so far! We also got one of those pot mover things…hard to explain but it helps a lot!

    Posted 30 Dec 2012 at 3:47 pm

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