Cultivating a Culture of Gardening™

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Grow Your Money

Got your attention, didn't it? Just had to throw a plug for my super smart son's (one of the FOUR super smart sons) new blog on investing Straight From The Owl's Beak. Smart investing advice with a healthy dose of humor.
 Good times are here again. 

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The Wild Wild West

 And even threats of alien invasion!

Look! my unsuspecting friends MaryAnn Newcomer, Bruce Bailey, and Susan Cohan have no idea that  they are being watched by aliens!

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - Feb. 15

Somehow I lost a day. I was excited to get photos of what was blooming in my garden for Bloom Days and realized that YESTERDAY was the 15th of the month. So here I am a day late and a dollar short but I still am loving what I see making a grand appearance in my garden. 
Pink Erica, often called Mediterranean Heather, is a faithful winter bloomer in my Tennessee weather.

Though not quite in bloom yet, the deep pink of the Pieris Japonica buds and stems in late winter are fabulous.


Blackbird Euphorbia remains one of my all-time favorite four season plants.  And I taught plant-hunter Barry Yinger that this plant name needs to be sung, not just spoken so if you meet Barry,  ask him to sing you a plant name.

Iberis or commonly called candytuft

Bridal veil Spirea
Baby's Breath spirea that I bought from Petals from the Past

This Chinese Snowball Viburnum bud looks a little devilish! 

Helleborus Ivory Prince

I spy a shy new bloom

I foresee blueberries in my future

Blueberry buds 

Lots of blueberries

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Playing Chicken - Learn How To Do It The Smart Way!

P Allen Smith and Mimi San Pedro with some of Allen's heritage chickens.
Join in the great poultry adventure with a fun day with Allen at his Moss Mountain Farm while learning all you need to know about life with chickens.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Win A Potting Scoop from DeWit Garden Tools!

Check out this new potting scoop I was able to trial from DeWit Garden Tools. My friend, Shawna Coronado - a gal who "is making a difference by building social good with a sustainable lifestyle message" - helped to develop this tool drawing from her experience planting containers both for herself and others. I used mine last weekend when I was getting my garden beds ready for late winter plantings. The  bag ripper notch is a fabulous addition to a potting scoop and the raised sides help hold more soil as I finished off filling up my planted containers. Heavy duty yet lightweight, this is a welcome addition to my gardening tools.

Here's your chance to win this great new tool! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below and a winner will be randomly selected on February 10.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Jan Barnette on winning the DeWit Garden Tool!

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