Debbie's Garden

  (Dallas, Georgia)
An herbal experience!
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Winter is colder this year?!

Winter is colder this year than it's been for a while! Or maybe I just forget from year to year? I compare it to having a baby in some respects, as you forget about the pain as soon as you see those beautiful green "baby" shoots coming up out of the earth in Spring!

Of course...we've had a "hard" winter for this area, as we've had two significant snow storms which is unusual. Christmas day it began snowing late in the day, and it was beautiful! Then of course the other week we had quite a storm, i received about 5 inches at my house. We were "stuck" for about three days as our roads were horrible, all ice. We don't have the equipment they have in the northern states to clear the roads. Then, the sky tried to flurry at us again yesterday. I am not a snowbird....I enjoy looking outside at it, but don't particularly care for being house-bound for long. I did enjoy the few days, though, that my daughter Ginny and I were house-bound together because she and I are usually like ships passing in the night. We got to spend some "quality time" together...I even baked some homemade bread a few times and found she LOVES bread! (well, who doesn't?)

I am going to attempt making some sort of herb bread today, as well as the whole-wheat. If it is successful, I will try to remember to post the recipe. However, my grandson Tommy will be over tonite (he's a handful - he's 2 1/2) so I might be so worn out I'll forget to post!

Well cheers to all, and have an awesome weekend! I'm off to bake!


SPRING FEVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Yea it's official, spring fever is here....LOL! I have all my little seed packs and have been in the greenhouse, and will be out there again today planting cinnamon basil, thai basil, purple basil, BRUSSELL SPROUTS, tomatoes, peppers.....yea my greenhouse will be overflowing....i rearranged to accomodate more plants, and realize i just was not using the space as wisely as i could's cramped, but doable!  A good source for seed (besides me)  is Botanical Interests they are awesome! Lots of info on each packet, and reasonable priced, good selection, the whole nine i have some new seed to plant from them. They have a website and blog too, and are a family owned company.  I can't wait to get out there and DIG IN.....!! Ya'll have an HERBY day!  debbie

Gorgeous Day

It was too gorgeous a day in Marietta, GA to stay in the house, no matter I had a ton of things to do inside as well! Got a head start on planting some herb seeds in the greenhouse! Planted some sweet basil, lime basil, large leaf basil, then some flowers, too ...strawberry fields gomphrena and cyprus vines & morning glories....even rooted some rosemary cuttings...ok enough for one day! It is, afterall, only FEBRUARY! Temps in the greenhouse have been "tropical" the past few days so hopefully the basil will be up in a few days, as usual! NEVERMIND it's supposed to snow on Tuesday....LOL! Balmy today, freezing never know in Georgia! :-) Everyone have a great day!

Dec 16 - Have A Merry Christmas!

Hello all, hope everyone is having a great December so far! The pecan crop was outstanding this year. If you haven't tried Georgia pecans, I still have some, go to my homepage and click on visit our store. You can get either shelled or still in the shell, whichever you prefer! Also, with Christmas right around the corner, there may be a day or two left to order some herbal teas for a loved one, or perhaps for yourself to sip on while you are wrapping gifts! Don't forget you can order a gift certificate from my store, too, to give to a friend or loved one for Christmas! It's been a great year for debbie's garden, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone in 2009. Thanks to everyone who helped make it great!! Merry Christmas and have a safe and peaceful New Year! (Mwah!)
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