Saturday, February 26, 2011

February - The short month

OK, so another month has gone by and this writing thing hasn't been to regular. Looking forward to March at his point since February tricked us by not having any real "false"spring. Seems to me that we usually get a nice couple of weeks of warm weather, bees come out, trees bloom, and there is an air of optimism about us.

Not this year. joblessness, foreclosures, budget deficits, inflation, snow at 300 feet in California! Give us a break!

Get out and get physical in the garden - build up those cheerful endorphins.
  • Weather nasty? Curl up and look at the catalogs (again).
  • Inflation looming, short on money? Grow your own vegetables this year or start flower plants from seed and hardwood cuttings for nursery stock instead of buying everything.
  • Out of work? Volunteer for something that you really enjoy(e.g. gardening). Maybe it will lead to a job or career change.
Maybe the people that thrive and strive to be better in these tough times will bring about real changes that benefit the world to come.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year News

As mentioned previously The Eclectic Gardener is now on Facebook but it may take a little effort to find until more people "like" us.

Let me take this opportunity to point out that I am not The Eclectic Gardener. The Eclectic Gardener is not a single person, it is a "state of mind" for gardeners. You are The eclectic Gardener.

Not only is it cold out but foggy too. We have been getting the thick, low fog known as "tule" fog. Generally burns off by 9:00 or 10:00 am but the last few days the fog has just been hanging higher in the sky and blocking the sun.

Received news yesterday that one of my oldest suppliers have new owners. I wish Patty the best as she moves on to other interests and prosperity to the new owners Tim and Greg.