Rosemary sources, garden dreaming

– Posted in: Seeds and Seed Starting, Wishlist

I was just looking at Richter’s on line and saw all the rosemary varieties. They sell plug tray’s of 120cts of many plants that I am always tempted to buy because it is such a great deal, but can’t really reconcile why I need 120 of anything. Part of me would love to sell plants at the farmers market, but I know that it is not the right time in my life to embark on such endeavors. They do have the Limelight helichrysum, Kath, which I think you got in poor condition from Whiteflower farm, if my memory serves me.

I have been wasting time drawing diagrams of the next hunk of sod I want to remove from my yard. Kathleen sent me an email about gardening with a newborn, but I am choosing not to read it, preferring to believe that I am going to pull this off, baby and all. I bought plastic take out containers from my former restaurant supply in Syracuse today after my ultrasound (yes, I am still pregnant) which I like to use as mini greenhouses, and it is more cost efficient than continually buying salad mix at the super market. I am interested in starting some seeds outside in the cold this year, and have been looking at the winter sowing forum on garden web.

I finally got the nerve to broach the subject of where I was going to set up my shop lights with my husband. We redid our kitchen this winter, where I raised my warmer temp plants, and the rest I did in the basement, which is now almost inaccessible because we eliminated the stairs (my husband climbs down a hole in the floor with a ladder) It was perfect temp for growing on many seedlings who like it cool. On a positive note, I overheard my husband say that he wanted or we really needed a greenhouse! So, I would be really interested in hearing about others greenhouse do’s and don’ts.

About the Author

Until recently, Rosemarie Hanson gardened in the alkaline soil of New York’s North Country. Now she gardens in the Finger Lakes region of NY, where the soil is acid and the deer are a plague! She is particularly interested in fragrant plants, old garden roses, tulips, gardening for kids, and kitchen gardens.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

Comments on this entry are closed.