Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rose Medallion from Rosehaven Cottage

I want to thank Cindy from Rosehaven Cottage for the beautiful Rose Medallion Award. I want to express my gratitude for this wonderful lady's support. It's been a joy to get to know her a little bit, through our blogs. Cindy adds beauty to this world through her words and actions. Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to see the transformation that she and her husband Brent have wrought on the grounds of Rosehaven Cottage. If I had half her energy and gardening aptitude, our place would look a heck of a lot better than it does! Cindy, maybe you would like to bring your perseverance and Green Thumb over here?

Thank you Cindy, for being you, and for giving me the honor of your Rose Medallion.

4 comments:

  1. what a beautiful award Lynda :)
    congratulations......
    I have a huge admiration for people with green thumbs as I am sadly lacking in that area :(
    have a lovely weekend :)

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  2. Not only do I NOT have a green thumb, Kim, I am just plain domesticallly challenged. (Yes, that means "in all areas!")

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  3. You are so very welcome, Lynda. What kind words... I am deeply touched. And no one as creative or in touch with nature as you are is truly "gardening-challenged". You just have to approach gardening the same way you approach your art--don't look at the big picture but take it a bit at a time. Next spring, start out small with a simple terra cotta pot at least 1 foot in diameter, some good soil (like Miracle-Gro for veggies), and 4 seedlings of 4 different varieties of lettuce from a local nursery. Ask the nursery pros to give you a demo on how to transplant seedlings into soil (they love doing that). Go home and do what you saw them do. Put the pot in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day. Every day stick your finger in the dirt. If the soil is dry to the touch, put about 16 oz. of water from the tap in it (using a water bottle makes it easy). In a couple of weeks, begin to snip off leaves every time you want a salad. The lettuce keeps growing even though you snip the leaves off. You can have salads for an entire spring that way! It's that easy. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  4. Thanks, Cindy. I do fairly well with houseplants but have never tried veggies. As for the outdoor gardening, time is a factor and so are the vines constantly intruding from neighbors' properties. At one time I had it under control, but it's gotten away from me and I can't seem to rein it in! It would help if they kept their overgrowth under control! The bittersweet is choking out even the tallest trees!

    And there's all that art pulling on me...taking up my time

    But fresh lettuce would be a treat. The produce which we've had from a friend's organic garden has been out of this world!

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