Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm back!!!

Wow, it's been awhile, but spring is here and I'm back! I figure it has to be spring for 3 reasons. One, the robins are back in Iowa, and they're singing. Two, my pot of chives is sprouting. Three, it's been in the 50-60's for a week. So I figure the return of seasonal wildlife, growing green things and temps warm enough to get away with short sleeves for a few hours in the afternoon are clear signs that winter is behind me.

Green things! Happy-dance time!

Yesterday I cleaned up the dead stuff that I didn't get to last fall. That was icky. Then I discovered that the rosemary's pot split in two, so I repotted the rosemary in another pot. And I saw that my compost pretty much successfully composted over the winter. Cool.

Today I planted salad greens and cilantro. Two 10" pots of cilantro—the seeds were leftover from last year. Two planters on the railing of salad greens—the seeds were a gift from Renee's Garden. Thanks!!!

Also, I have to (sadly) announce that this is going to be the last season for my blog.
But it's because Dave and I didn't renew our lease, and (very happily) plan to buy a house.

So I plan on mostly growing things that will be done by the time our lease is up at the end of July. (Suggestions are very much welcome.) Which will be a challenge, but who wants to move an entire garden?! Not this girl! Last time we moved I had enough trouble with just a few houseplants.

But I hope to have a new garden and all sorts of home-ownership adventures next year, so maybe I'll start a new blog :)


  1. Hi I am so gald I checked your blog to see if you would be back this spring.Yeah.I would love to ecourage you to keep on blogging.I enjoyed your blog SO MUCH.So hopefully you will be able to think of something for your new adventures.You inspired me so much last year and i am going to try alot more this year.I learned alot from your blog.So thanks and i HOPE you carry on!! Tanya