Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Garden Love

Showing the Garden and nature some love...

Here's my compost bin. Still going strong. It's amazing how much it decomposes. It's about 1/3 full (this picture makes it look like there isn't much in there)

Cucumbers are starting to sprout!

My pumpkin plant is slowing taking over my entire garden. If I held up the stems, I'm sure it would be taller than me by now.

About a month or two ago, I had an urge to buy some flowers for the front porch. I transplanted them and have been showing them love. They are blooming out of control.

A close up! I love these flowers. Many thanks to Penniman Hill Farm in Hingham, MA!

I just want to throw a little blurb out there for small business. I'll admit, sometimes it's just easier to go into the huge super stores. Lowe's, Walmart, Target, Home Depot - but what I've most definitely learned this year is anything plant wise - you must find a little place near you to get your things. Sure it might not be big or fancy - but the quality and price is far superior than the big chains. I tried to get porch flowers at Lowe's - and a. Their selection was so blah. Sure they had a lot of all the same things, but nothing that jumped out at me. b. Their prices compared to local farm market places are ridiculous. Poor quality, poor prices = you might as well just throw your money away.


Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Your porch is gorgeous! So welcoming. I bet you spend alot of time out there.

homeschool mamma said...

Good Job Becky-great inviting porch.

Anonymous said...

Good job all around. Everything looks great-- chairs and porch!

I agree with the small-guy patronage. My mom had a small shop years ago and it really made me realize how much the small business owner relies on business every day, not just the seasonal specialty trips.