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Friday, December 17, 2010


      As the bitter wind blows against my already cracked hands, I feel like time is standing still, ans Spring will never arrive.  With every passing day, I know that the time will come when I will peer outside and see the grass turning from brown to green, I will see Daffodils poking through testing the air themselves, and our Spring will be once again in full swing! 
      It always seems like forever while we wait for Spring to arrive, the Winter Blues makes us chubby and unmotivated, and we are pale, and feeling unattractive.  We haven't felt the warm sun on our skin in months.
      I sometimes find myself sitting in the middle of my greenhouse in 5 degree weather on a sunny day where it's 60+ degrees, wishing it were Spring, it helps with the blues!! 
      In about a month I will be starting the first set of seeds for my big 2011 Spring Farmer's Market blast at the Freight House in Davenport, IA Saturday mornings.  By doing this in January it starts my Spring planting, extending my hobby from a standard 5 month growing season to an almost 10 month ordeal. 
      So, sit back and enjoy this Fourth season, it won't be long now!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


  What is knowledge? says its "acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition".  But isn't it more? 

   There are some very knowledgeable people out there due to the years of schooling they have finished.  But isn't knowledge more?

    Many people have had life experiences which knowone else can never duplicate, and that makes them knowledgeable too.  But isn't it more?

    No one will ever be "full of knowledge" like they may think.  You can never be done learning.

    With every passing year, I am learning more, and more about horticulture, although I have never officially gotten a degree, I feel that I am knowledgeable enough to pass on what I do know to others, and with my passion, I will never quit learning, or think I have learned it all, because that is silly.  I am open to suggestions, and love hearing your personal stories, and experiences!  Sharing is a great way to build your knowledge base, and a great way to make friends!   I look forward in growing my business with you socially, emotionally, and financially.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


  Well, once again I am messing around with technology by starting this blog.  This technical world we live in sometimes absorbs so much of our time, and our lives, that we forget about what this world really offers us.  I too use a lot of my time up on this lovely thing we call computers!  I certainly don't mind what it has to offer, it's makes things much easier in many instances, which in turn frees up my time for other things.....gardening.  I love the fact that gardening still sticks to its "ROOTS" (ha ha).  We still garden with the same methods as our ancestors did, other than the fact there are many machines to make it easier, but the principals are the same; seeds, water, and sun!  I love being a part of the process, and can't see myself doing anything else.  Please enjoy my future blogs, and feel free to ask questions along the way, as I start my journey!  I will be posting pictures as I progress building the many gardens I have pictured in my head, along with other structures and ideas bumping, jumping, and itching their ways through my brain.  I never stop thinking about ideas, and want to share my love for the outdoors with everyone!