December 26 Mail

Hi everyone!

How many gardeners out there thought Christmas arrived on Dec. 26th in your mailbox?


That’s right! The “Toys ’R Us” of gardening wish list catalogs arrived this week! 


How luscious do those home grown tomatoes look! Especially after having to buy the tomatoes at the grocery stores lately. 


I missed not growing most of my own veggies last summer. 90% off our growing space is dedicated to herbs. I am going to have to do some serious space reconfiguration this year.


Are you dreaming of beautiful bountiful flowers and fresh ripe fruits and vegetables?


And of course Gardening magazines just make us sigh with anticipation!


Robert Frost - A Winter Eden

A winter garden in an alder swamp,
Where conies now come out to sun and romp,
As near a paradise as it can be
And not melt snow or start a dormant tree.

It lifts existence on a plane of snow
One level higher than the earth below,
One level nearer heaven overhead,
And last year's berries shining scarlet red.

It lifts a gaunt luxuriating beast
Where he can stretch and hold his highest feat
On some wild apple tree's young tender bark,
What well may prove the year's high girdle mark.

So near to paradise all pairing ends:
Here loveless birds now flock as winter friends,
Content with bud-inspecting. They presume
To say which buds are leaf and which are bloom.

A feather-hammer gives a double knock.
This Eden day is done at two o'clock.
An hour of winter day might seem too short
To make it worth life's while to wake and sport.


  1. Every year I think this is the year we have a garden. So far we've only manged a few scraggly tomato plants!

  2. Thoughts of spring and planting sound wonderful right now, We've got lots of winter to get through first, but now in the quiet times is a great time to make those plans.

  3. This past summer we grew our own sweet potato's...I only grew about 6 plants but yielded enough potato's for Thanksgiving and Christmas. How fun was that and the grands got such a kick out of digging them up and then eating them...yum. We're also going to try our had at corn this year. I'm afraid the squirrls with have a field day with it tho. We did not have luck with our tomatoes this year...I tried growning them in buckets but I think we put too many holes in them...


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