And all the pipe cleaner animals stood erect-- a fierce wall of nylon and wire defiance--
with one voice they exclaimed, "We shall not be silenced!"

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fuzzy Garden Buddies!!

Spring is on its way, and I have been working on developing a green thumb. I've taken up gardening in the last couple of months. Unfortunately, I decided to take it up in the winter, when planting seems to be the least fruitful (literally), and I have a 2-ft tall tomato plant that has lots of flowers, but won't bear fruit because it's too cold.

So in the meantime, I've decided to spruce up my ever-growing tomato plant with some cute Fuzzy plant ties. Caterpillars can be gross and bad for your tomato vine, but not these colorful little guys. I created these adorable little Fuzzy worm buddies to help hold my giant tomato vine to the gardening stakes.

Now they make me smile every morning when I water my tomato plant! My neighbors love them and I made them as set of 4 for each of them. At their suggestion, I even put a listing in my shop for these Plant Buddies!

Other than that, I've mostly been trying to grow things from seeds from the produce I buy, or turn to saving plants from the discount section at Lowes to plant in my side yard. I've also created a little compost bin out of a plastic filing crate, but I realized today that after the storms last week, the compost is now too wet, and I have to add some "browns" to the mix. Hopefully in a couple of months, I'll have a bounty of tomatoes and bell peppers from my container gardens, and the annuals that I'm sprouting from seed will add a burst of color to my currently mostly-dirt side yard. I'll bring about more pics soon of the garden.

But tomorrow, I'm off to Monterey, CA for business. Next weekend will give me more time for gardening!!