Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And... Another!

Here we go again. Another day of snow and cold. It was a very frosty morning with a beautiful full moon. The average temperature for January is now 28.1 degrees. Colder than usual. I need to get my seeds ordered soon.

To add more room for veggies I'm thinking of moving the large pots to the front and filling them with vegetables.

There was a wonderful article in our local paper the other day about container plants. It was right on subject for me because I'm trying to find more room for veggies this year and have decided to try some large containers placed next to the raised beds. About the only place we have full sun in the back. It gave me some interesting ideas:

Pepper Mini Belle produces a decorative plant.

Lettuce Mini-green Improved produces tennis ball-size heads.

Balconi Red Tomato has an exceptionally sweet taste.

And this sounds nice for shade: Blazin Lime Iresine

Something to think (and dream) about!


Katie said...

Snow does just a neat job of tucking in the raised beds!

Katie at GardenPunks

Pam/Digging said...

So beautiful! I wouldn't necessarily want all that snow here---but it sure does look pretty in your garden. ;-)

Marie said...

Beautiful photos from your garden!

Carol said...

Your street side plantings look beautiful even with all the snow on them.

I think you should definitely grow some vegetables in containers. It's a good way to add "space" to the garden.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Snow, snow, snow, wind & cold. I commiserate.

I'm a graphic designer too. We get to retire? At what age? Tell me 45!

Connie said...

I just read an interesting article about extending your growing area by using straw bales to grow vegetables in. I may give it a try!


Jeff and Lori said...

Hi, my husband and I are new to Colorado and we are trying to think of ways to put in a garden at our new home. It is already landscaped, so space is limited and sporadic. I really love the raised beds you have here (as well as the side planters and pots) what a great idea! Did you make the raised planter beds? If so, I would love some tips on making some just like them! Thanks so much!
-Lori (lorijam@yahoo.com)