Monthly Archives: January 2013

Last Day of January!

Winter WonderlandThe end of another winter month means we are one month closer to spring!    Goodbye January!! I’m so excited to get outside and ‘play in the dirt’ but that will probably have to wait until April.   Thankfully, with the arrival of February, there’s a lot of other garden related things to do!  Planting seeds indoors, studying magazines and garden books, exploring seed and flower catalogs, and most importantly lots of dreaming and planning!


Up here in Northern Wisconsin, there’s still a lot of time left for winter but some days when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping, it’s not too bad…

Winter Birds    Winter Birds

Dreaming of Spring!


-18, Feels Like -38 at 7:30 am 1/22/2013

It’s so cold out today that it’s important to remind myself that spring is just around the corner!   -18 this morning.   The girls were happy to have a day off of school though!

Already making plans for planting seeds soon.   Plan is to start on Saturday, February 2nd.  Last year started on the 9th so think I’ll move it up a week this year.   Going to start with petunias and some perennials.    Collected a LOT of seeds from my garden last fall so looking forward to growing some of my favorites and I’m sure lots of surprises. I learned a lot already from collecting the seeds but know seeing what grows (and what doesn’t!) and grows true (and what doesn’t!) will be an even bigger education about how my garden grows!



This is a sign of my mom’s from her friend Sue.

Dreams are watered in the Gardener’s heart…even in the Cold of Winter.

Keep dreaming!



Welcome to my garden journal!   Just getting started but hopefully we will all find things to enjoy here along the way.   Looking to learn and grow!