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!!


debi said...

The cutest things EVER!!!

TheFrogBag said...

I love them! Wish I could grow things, but I have the proverbial "black thumb".

Moonangelnay said...

Awwwww i love the pink one!!! its the eyes... something about cute eyes lol! gorgeous lil things! have a fab day!

Creative Minds said...

Those are soooo adorable

Aloquin said...

Soooooo cute! I'm following you... and your worms :)

playswithclay said...

What a cool idea!