rambling through my garden with miscellaneous things that come to mind
Sunday, December 27, 2009
A great time to rest, read and plan
While the snow is on the ground, gardeners can relax from the busy times of the planting seasons. I just got my first two catalogues. Cook's Garden catalogue is a feast for the eyes. It's a good time to plan as well. I will begin to look at my notes from last year and think about how to move things around, where to start new flower beds, etc. I don't think I will do much winter sowing unless I direct sow larkspur and other hardy annuals. I will really push the envelope by planting some daffodils that never got into the ground. I planted them as late as Christmas in New York and am not sure I can get by with that here in WS. Meanwhile at the Food Bank Farm we have truckloads of leaves to get distributed into the fields in time to decompose for the spring planting.
Since January and February provide a great time to dig into gardening books, I want to remind folks to look at the book Community Garden, published by Brooklyn Botanic Garden a year ago. Hopefully, it will inspire you to look at ways to start your own community garden.