1/27/10

January Garden





The last several weeks have been rather busy due to home improvements and a visit from dear friends. My garden has been thinned considerably since our rare heavy frost a bit back, but some things are pressing on in their lovely little ways. These diminutive wildflowers have popped up everywhere. My Savoy cabbages (not seen) and Brussels sprouts (second photo) are slowly growing and I look forward to preparing them for a meal later this spring. And, finally, for some reason I didn't believe the nurseryman when he told me the variegated wormwood (bottom photo) would take over, but now I see that he is right. One plant has produced a 4-foot patch of seedlings. They're pretty when they're small but not so much when they're mature. I will be transplanting them to a bare part of the garden!
I have returned to the pottery studio this month but have had to use a different, much softer, clay and have found it rather a struggle - although today I threw the largest bowls I've ever managed (still not really that large!) Loved ones are having babies right and left, so I also have several small sewing projects in mind. And for craft group next week, I found this lovely wreath project. Can't wait to put it together!

6 comments:

Janelle said...

Things are pretty quiet in my garden right now--but I was able to step out and pick some parsley for the soup tonight!

Love that wreath...not sure I could ever rip up a book, though!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

As always, I love your photos and description of daily life!

elizabeth said...

sounds like some nice things; snow has buried things here, but even so there is great beauty.

Mimi said...

Wow, what beauty. Particuarly the rosemary photo! Love it!

Pres. Kathy said...

I love your pics!

ELK said...

such a quiet winter garden..bliss!