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Can we post pictures?

I just have been taking pitures of all the blooms in my garden and wanted to share...

the Bay Leaf Tree

This is my Bay Leaf tree... anyone want some bay leaves? you can keep them fresh in the fridge for a while or dry them. WAY better than store bought ones.

purple bearded iris

Can you tell I like purple?


My wisteria is finally blooming a little... but nothing like last year. (check out photos from the last 3 years in my Garden set)
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Gardening quotes

I found some gardening quotes that I think relate to art as well and wanted to share here.

Gardeners , like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by.
~Allen Lacy, The Gardener's Eye

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas. ~Elizabeth Murray

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden. ~John Erskine
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I picked my seeds...

Good Spring Morning...
I finally picked my seeds to share and exchange. I went ahead and designed a special package for them as well so if anyone wants to trade me seeds- just let me know! I also started some seeds to grow on Monday night- AND this morning- they have started to sprout! AMAZING!
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My address again is:
Jane Wynn
P.O. Box 43069
Nottingham, MD 21236
(I am going to go to the Post Office sometime Friday to check on it and to send out packages...)
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Seed Catalogs...

I found myself looking on-line tonight for odd and unusual seeds. I also have requested lots of free seed catalogs!
Does anyone have a favorite seed company? Do you know of a place on line which has interesting heirloom seeds, odd seeds, or anything that is unusual? You know- BIG vegetables or scientific seeds?

How about Magazines? Believe it or not, back in my youth (heee- about the age of 19-25) I subscribed to The Herb Companion. It had such great ideas for growing things as well as what to do with the things you grew- like making food or art!

Keep in mind- I am an Optimistic Gardener! I do not always have a greed thumb... but I aspire to a nice shade of chartreuse! Heeeee! For many years I only grew things in containers. I still tend to do this at home here for some reason.

Anyway- Any thoughts or ideas are welcome!

J a n e
(Photos tomorrow)
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Hello and Welcome...

Please join me - won't you??? I think this might be fun...

An update:
Tomorrow I am going to go buy some special interesting seeds...
So far it has been a bit chilly here in Baltimore. Since I have returned from Port Townsend, it has been a mixed bag of weather- however mostly it has been cold and somewhat rainy. Hovering around 50 degrees...
I hear it is going to get warmer this coming week. My fingers are crossed... I am tired of the bite in the air!

Talk more very soon... I look forward to seeing you.

J a n e