Debbie's Garden

  (Dallas, Georgia)
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Anybody getting any rain?

If you are getting rain, consider yourself blessed....we have not had rain fall in my area for over two weeks! And when it did rain last, it was a mere shower...nothing substantial. Even the grass is beginning to look parched! Grrr i'm over this Georgia summer....
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Fall is in the air?

Hi everyone! Haven't written in a while - been pretty busy what with vacations, grandkids and such....not to mention the garden!  Speaking of garden, I have baby collards, broccoli, spaghetti squash, spinich, cabbage and kale.... ! There is no time to rest yet; we still have food to grow!  Seed us coming in hot and heavy, the hyacinth bean and lavender moonflower are especially abundent this year. Also morning glories of unbelievably rich colors this year, and white cyprus vine and marigold.  My marigolds look like BUSHES, not plants, this year....turns out i planted them over the septic tank! ha! So that old rumour is true......! you can see some of my pics from my garden and produce on my facebook page, if you are interested. Look up and "like" debbie's garden in Dallas, Georgia. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/debbies-garden/70108898736  Everyone have a great day!  debbie

 
 

Getting Settled In

Well the move is finally over and we are pretty much "settled in" - still have boxes to unpack, but who has time for that when there's so many plants to be taken care? :)  I have corn up, green beans, squash (several kinds), tomatoes and peppers, lots of varieties...cukes....I just am so very blessed to have such a nice new home and ... BLACKBERRIES growing behind my house, and even a fig tree peeping out from under the briars.... time to pull out the machete and beat back the weeds! I hope to have another plant sale in the fall.....stay tuned for more updates!  debbie

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Plant Sale this Saturday in Marietta

Happy Spring!  We had some more rain last night, which we needed (don't we almost always need rain?)  Been digging up the yard for the plant sale.....I am reminding all the locals that the plant sale is this Saturday April 23, please see my page under events for more details!  Lots of perenniels and herbs.....can't wait to see you! :) Have a great Easter weekend!  debbie
 
 

Beautiful Weather

Today was another glorious warm, sunny spring day! I was able to plant some moonvine, hyacinth bean, squash, nasturtiums and pumpkin seed.  Also transplanting more succulents and potting them up for the plant sale.  I have a lot more plants than i ever imagined, it's amazing when you dig up your yard how many plants there are after you divide everything!  I do need to hurry and pick some greens, as the little worms that are spiraling out of the sky on silk strings are attacking my collards! Have a great week, everyone, and enjoy the weather!  debbie
 
 

When Will This Cold Be Gone????

It's still cold. Brr. Someone please tell me it's going to be warm this weekend? I can't handle much more.....I want to be out in the garden...with the sun beaming down on me, warming my soul. Just saying that made me feel better :-)  Dreams of sunshine and the smell of dirt!! Have a blessed day everyone!
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Plants and Moving

And it's another soggy morning in Marietta, Georgia! Some of you know I am moving to Dallas, GA in a month or two, about fifteen to twenty minutes northwest of where I am now in Marietta. After nineteen years, one can imagine there are quite a few plants growing on this small plot! Some are staying, some are being divided and sold, and of course quite a few are going to the new Dallas garden. We are all excited! There are TONS of daylilies (orange), irises (purple AND yellow), spiderwort, ajuga, tarragon, peppermint, spearmint, rosemary and various other perennials and herbs and succulents - it's funny how you don't really realize what you have until you have to dig it up to move it! :-) Raining today, so I won't get any digging done. Maybe tomorrow! Hope some of you can make the plant sale (April 23), or preorder and pickup, either way. Mention you heard about it on localharvest for ten percent off your total! Have a great day!  deb
 
 

Brrr

HAPPY MONDAY! Ok who brought the cold back?  Brrrr.... well it could be worse I suspect...at least no frost has hit! I have too many plants going for that to happen, so I'll keep praying it doesn't freeze!  And the rain we are having is good for helping everything sprout up....everyone have a good week! Stay warm!   debbie :-)
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Gearing Up For the Plant Sale!

As some of you know my garden and I will be moving to Dallas, Georgia, about 20 minutes from where I am now.  I've been furiously dividing plants and getting ready for a huge PLANT SALE, which is set for April 23. Today my plans for more digging up the yard were foiled, the rain has set in but good!  I guess that gives me time to do paperwork that I usually avoid until absolutely necessary :-) If you are local to Marietta/Atlanta area, please see my events for the plant sale.....it will be a tremendous sale!! Lots of perenniels and some annuals....herbs and flowers mostly.  Ok off to finish my loan paperwork....! Have a good evening!
 
 

fresh arugula!

Had my first "leaf" of arugula today while i was weeding the greens patch....mighty good picking food straight from the ground and eating it right there!  Don't think you can get fresher than that! :) 
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Greens!

Yesterday I picked my first collards of the season and they were delish!  I had some Kale to eat up, too, so I cooked them together.  The arugula is really starting to shoot up, too, and I can't wait to have some in a salad, hopefully next week.  Growing your own food can't be beat ! Saw some swiss chard make an appearance, and spinich and lettuce too.....grow babies grow, cause you don't have long in Georgia before you will want to bolt! I am going to try using row covers to help keep them shaded as long as possible and "drag out" the season....wish me luck! Anyone got any tips on this, let me know by commenting or emailing me!  deb
 
 

It's warming up!

It sure has warmed up the past few days, it's 81 degrees right now in Marietta Georgia !  I am loving the weather, and watching my arugula, collards and kale reach for the sky! Hope it doesn't stay 81 too long, though, i'd hate to have them go to seed before I can eat any! Ya'll have a wonderful weekend! I'll be digging up the yard getting ready for the plant sale and move! deb
 
 

Plant Sale and Move soon!

We are getting some more rain here in Marietta, GA - the plants are loving it!  I will be very busy soon, digging up plants and dividing them for my plant sale, and for my move!  I will be moving myself and my business to Dallas, GA in about 6 weeks - approximately 20 minutes from where I am now.  Found a bigger piece of property, with a "clean slate" so to speak! And, closer to my grandson, too!  I will post an event for the plant sale, there will be tons of stuff for sale!  Hope you locals can get over to my place for the sale and get a deal or two!  Be on the lookout for the sale date!

Have  a great day!   debbie

 
 

We Needed It!

We sure needed the rain we are getting this weekend in Marietta! Making things poke up out of the ground further and green up! My small patch of kale, collards and arugula are looking good!  Fig tree has buds....and the blueberry bushes, too! Can't wait for some sunny weather so i can get back out there in the dirt....in the meantime, hand me that seed catalog again, I might have missed something! Ya'll have a great day!  deb
 
 

What do you have coming up??

Hello, all, I'm just curious what folks in other parts of the country (or even in my own city!) have coming up (if anything), either in the garden/field, greenhouse or on the window sill!  I have collards, kale, and arugula up, as well as Cilantro planted in the fall is shooting upward. I will be planting sugar snap peas this weekend, and who knows what else, maybe some lettuce?   I also have basil under the grow light in the house.  I reworked the strawberry bed, and also saw buds sitting tight on the blueberries. Not to mention all the many, many other things tentatively poking through the earth! Daffodils blooming the past few days, my favorite flower!  So glad to see a little warmer weather here. If you get a minute, comment and tell me what you've got planted, and where you are. Hope everyone has a great weekend!  deb :-)

 

 
 
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