Hello! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your time outdoors. This week has been incredibly busy and I’m finding myself slightly overwhelmed with the May gardening chores! The last frost date in CT is in about 3 weeks, and that is when I’ll be putting out my veggie seedlings. I’m supposed to wait until then to plant up my annual containers as well, but I was seduced by pink flowers at the garden center today and I indulged. Oh garden centers are my weakness and now I have another “chore” for my list this weekend!
(Images: Garden Organic)
I’ve been rushing about to prepare my own garden beds. I’m usually out there really early in the morning or really late at night and sometimes I feel a bit nutty about the whole thing. But then I think about how much the local chipmunks enjoy eating my tomatoes and my motivation just blossoms….
(Image: Ryan Berkley Illustration)
As a result of my very busy week I’m feeling the urge to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and some youtube videos….yes, the roomba cat will be on repeat, but I will also be visiting some of my favorite organic gardening channels. I love to see what others are doing in their gardens, and pick up new ideas.
As I mentioned last week, I have an inner English lady. So naturally, I gravitate to British gardening shows!
(Images: Caroline Finnegan)
I search youtube for organic gardening, permaculture, landscape design and anything else my mind may come up with….after a couple of glasses of wine, it will be back to roomba cat, I cannot lie…but until then I will be enjoying some great gardening!
Do you have any favorite youtube sites?
Next week I have a fun project to share with you all! Until then, happy gardening!!!
Caroline Finnegan owns Ladybug Landscaping, a full service organic landscaping company. based in CT. She is a NOFA accredited landcare professional and when not designing gardens can be found rearranging her furniture or out at a flea market finding new goodies. She almost always has dirt under her nails.