Freeform Katia

January 28, 2008

gardening — indoors and out

Filed under: garden — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 2:37 pm

I’ve done nothing but dream of gardening these past few weeks. I received my Burpee catalogue in the mail the other week and have been poring over it. And then was reminded by Sage last week when she listed all the seeds she ordered … I need to get going.

In order to plan and implement a good garden I need:

  • a sketch book to plan my garden out
  • an inventory of what containers I have
  • my window box installed (a fabulous Christmas gift from the hubby)
  • an afternoon sans enfants to a garden store and purchase my plants
  • money (duh!)

I have this vision of spending time in my backyard this year. Of enjoying it. Breakfast, coffee, reading a book, having help watering from the wee ones.
I’ve also been dreaming about indoor gardening: terrariums, cloches, more forced bulbs. I pitched my idea of terrariums to Richard and my idea was not met with the enthusiasm I had wished for. I think he believes they’ll look cluttery, when in fact I think they will look anything BUT cluttery! Small, contained, tidy little containers with plants. I think it’s brilliant. I should probably just go ahead and implement my plan. :)

I looked at the forcing vases, terrariums and cloches from Smith and Hawken — hello, expensive. I did a little digging, and found (cheaper!) items which will work just as well.

I also have a strong desire to go bargin hunting at our local thrift shop to see what they have to offer regarding vases and glass domes.

More in the coming weeks and months…



  1. Should I mention that daffodils are coming up here…?

    Comment by lynette — January 28, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

  2. and our Azaleas are blooming in the back yard in Florida!

    Comment by Jane and Tom — January 29, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  3. … and we are buried in snow! To-day drizzly weather, tonight another 10cm snow forecast. That’s winter in the ‘Soo’
    love, Mom

    Comment by Mom — January 29, 2008 @ 11:32 am

  4. Just had to add, my wisteria started to bud a week ago! A note to Katia’s Mom – I’m jealous about your snow, we don’t really get any here.. I miss it :o(

    Comment by Liz — January 29, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

  5. One last note.. Please tell my brother that terrariums are lovely and you should have them – they don’t add clutter, they add beauty :o)

    Comment by Liz — January 29, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

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