Saturday, March 28, 2009


The greenhouse is finally thawing out! This week the dirt has finally become more than a block of ice! It has been getting into the low 40's every day for a week straight now. I can't wait to start some serious planting. I need to find my garden claw... that seems to be the best tool for turning the dirt in my raised garden beds. It will still be 2 months before I can plant anything in them, but I have a lot of prep-work to keep me busy in the mean time... once the snow is gone! On the plus side, we are getting a very light dusting of ash from Mt. Redoubt erupting, and that should be great for the soil!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The first Lily is up this morning! Its about 3 inches out of the ground already! I don't think I have blogged about this yet, but I am 6 months pregnant with a baby girl, and her name is Lily, so these particular flowers are significant to me this year. We planted 4 different kinds, 2 asiatic and 2 oriental, and this being Alaska, only the asiatic will return next year, but we will enjoy all of them this summer! Hopefully we have a good season this year... last year I don't think it ever got to 70 degrees F outside!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The first post

Welcome me to the wonderful world of the blogger! This particular blog is supposed to be dedicated mostly to my quest for a beautiful outdoor space, we'll see how close to script I stick! I'll be entering my garden journal here, and hopefully I'll be able to look back next year and see where I can improve upon my novice gardening skills. I have the opportunity, for the first time in my life, to stay home for the summer and tend to my home, rather than my paycheck, and I intend to make the most of it! So, first thing first... here is my first garden journal entry for 2009, just posted a few days late:


Planted all the lily bulbs in pots at Mom's house today. She'll keep them upstairs in a good window with until the weather warms up enough to keep them outside. Planted 5-6 bulbs per 5 Quart pot.


Temperatures have reached above 40 degrees F. for 2 days in a row now... spring is coming!