Sunday, February 27, 2011

February in the garden

We had a hard frost last night/this morning. 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The backyard looked like the a scene out of Dr. Zhivago.

No clouds in sight and a relatively warm sun though, so I was able to get out to the garden for the second day in a row - my goodness is this becoming a habit?

The new half barrel pond is holding water finally, thanks to the rain swelling the wood slats closed, and the weeds are pulling up with great ease.

So now is the time to think about what to plant and where. I will have all my perennial artichokes of course, and parsley, also a perennial. Looks like the strawberries and oregano will be back in force too.

Towards the bottom left I have a link list of online seed shops that I'll be visiting.

 Do you have a favorite online shop to buy garden seeds?


Bentobird said...

I've fallen in love with Annie's Annuals--wonderful flowers, enthusiasm, wacky delight. K, but they sell plants, not seeds. Renee's Garden is awesome for seeds.

OMG, to have one's own artichoke and parsley (and arugula) edible friends, just too cool!

Judy said...

Thanks Bentobird! Yes I have arugula friends too. But they are more like gypsies, springing up wherever they like :) I haven't heard of Annies or K, so I look forward to exploring. I knew Renee when she was Shepherd Garden Seeds, and I visited her test garden on Zayante Road. I wonder if she is still there. Indeed she is awesome!