Garden Blogs I Dig
Lately, our mailbox has been full of colorful gardening and seed catalogs...and for some reason I've been avoiding them. Well, I actually know the reason: our house is on the market and I'm a little confused as to what I'm supposed to do with them. Although our yard is beautiful in spring, the result of nine years of incorporating bulbs, perennials, shrubs, pathways, river rock, etc. etc., I REALLY hope we aren't around to experience it this year. But we are in the second week of February and reality has given me a little slap in the face (think Airplane when people stand in line to slap that hysterical woman). We'll most likely be here to see that first hellebore bloom break through it's snowy barrier. So be it.
But then there are the catalogs....what am I supposed to do with them? I know I will not be ordering any perennials, but do I order seeds? When the seeds come, do I plant them? Should I start them indoors, like I have in years past? Will prospective buyers see the rows of trays filled with starter mix and minuscule green shoots as I do - full of potential, eventually filling containers and beds with lush greenery and pops of color? Or will they view my seed starting getup as clutter, dirty and messy?
I think my solution is to downsize my usual operation. I will order as many seeds as possible that can be sown directly into the soil. I will just stick to a few trays to start indoors. OR I can look into purchasing or building a cold frame. Hmmm....now there's an idea!
Alright, I'm feeling a little better about my gardening dilemma. Now it's time to dive into those catalogs - gardener's porn!
PLEASE, give me your insight. Any tips on gardening while on the move?