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Record Breaking Weather March 1, 2009

Posted by liajo in garden thoughts and ideas.
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sol_a_portrait_of_our_sun_1__rthorvaldIt’s official, this February was the driest on record.  I wouldn’t be surprised to learn it was also one of the warmest on record.

The weather guys have began saying that we might want to water a little bit.  Something almost all gardeners around here had already figured out for themselves.

March is not looking any better on the moisture front.  There is no rain, much less snow in the forecast and tomorrow is supposed to above 70 degrees.  Close to another record.

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Great sleeping weather October 12, 2008

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This is the type of weather that gardeners hate.  Oh I know, we need the moisture.  But do we need the cold and wind also?  This is the type of day that causes a gardener to go stir crazy.  There are about a dozen things we can think of that need to be done, but it’s to cold and wet to go outside.  There is nothing we can do about it, we are stuck inside. 

The only thing we can do is catch up on all the sleep that we missed this summer.  All those mornings that we were up at dawn to get an early start.  And all those naps that we skipped because there was so much to do.  Besides the moisture about the only thing this type of weather is good for is sleeping.

Different gardens September 9, 2008

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I had a really hard time picking a theme for this blog.  The outdoorsy ones were just to cliche, and I didn’t like the layout.  I love the layout of this theme and it’s a bit unexpected for a gardening blog.  The theme does highlight one point I’d like to make about gardeners and gardens.  We come in all different sizes and shapes from all different parts of the world.

I currently live in a rural community 30 miles or so from Denver, Colorado on a nice sized lot.  I have also lived in a couple of city apartments and on five acres that had once been part of a pinto bean field.  No matter where I lived, I gardened.  I will always garden.  The scale of the garden may change from a plastic tub on a balcony to rows of ploughed fields, but the need to garden doesn’t go away just because your dirt is under layers of concrete.

Next time you go to the city, take a look up at the roof tops and balconies.  How many do see with plants growing in all types of containers?