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Garden Journal 2018

Garden Journal 2018.  I am going to keep a garden journal for this year, 2018. This will include a video tour of my garden and what is going on in the greenhouse.

This, my friends, is the beginning of a garden journal for 2018.  Week by week I will bring you either videos, photos or both of what is happening in my garden and greenhouse.

Even when there is not much to see I will post.

Flower Patch Cottage studio in snow

Like now, there is only snow to see on the ground.  Above is my side garden.  It lies between the street and my house.

Front garden covered with snow

This is part of my front garden, the next photo shows the other part.  The sidewalk from the parking area along the road divides my two sections of the front garden.

The arbor that has my Eden Rose climbing it is right in front of my Suburban but it does not show up well in the photo.  The lighting cast such harsh shadows.
This is what it looks like in all its glory. (sorry the photo is pixelated, I will get a better one this summer)

My Eden Rose is the one I show how to Air Layer to Propagate.  A fun and fast way to get more roses!

Now to the back of the house.

Below is my Greenhouse.  I had placed some temporary panels on the roof as many of my original panels were getting punched out by the snow bombs dropping from the huge pine tree above.  One slipped down after a very powerful snow bomb pounded it.

In my video of potting up Christmas Cactus Cuttings you can hear the snow bombs hitting the roof of the greenhouse.
greenhouse in March snow

We plan on doing some repairs on this when the snow has melted so will be good as new.

As we pan to the left from the greenhouse we see my chicken house and pen.  The area directly in front is where I usually have my vegetable garden.

The step up with the arbor is the beginning of my Secret Garden.

Go further and you see the side of my Flower Patch Cottage studio.

From the path you see on the left of this photo to the fence you see in the background is my Secret Garden area.  Not large at all but I pack it full of sweet smelling flowers.

Right now this below is where all the garden chores are being done.  Yes it is in disarray, we had a sudden onslaught of really cold temps after a mild and warm January and February so I hastily brought in many potted plants that normally would stay out.

They had not had a chance to harden off for such winter weather and I figured they would fare better in a protected environment.

Greenhouse interior March 2018

I am busy setting up some seed starting and I will get this cleared out and organized so I can maximize the space.

I will share that in a later garden update.

Here is the video.

I promise next video I will use my external mic so the sound is better.  I just get lazy sometimes.

This video was taken a few days ago so the difference in snow level.  We have been enjoying warmer temps and sunshine so the snow is melting.

Happy Gardening!




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Thursday 8th of March 2018

Such a beautiful area you live in. Looks awfully cold tho! Your gardening journal is something I'm looking forward to. Sounds like fun and I can't wait to see the results after all that snow! Spring and summer is always the most busy in the garden.

Mary Johnson

Thursday 8th of March 2018

Hi Pamela! I'm so excited that you're sharing your garden journal with us. I have learned so much from you. Although I am in zone 8a in central Mississippi, a lot of what you do works here as well. I tried rooting geraniums just like you instructed and had great success, so I'm looking forward to seeing your gardening journey this summer and learning more from your beautiful garden! Thank you!


Thursday 8th of March 2018

Thank you, Mary. I am really looking forward to it as well.


Thursday 8th of March 2018

Hi Pamela, I enjoyed your 1st journal video. Here we have cold and windy winters and scorching summers (which I constantly complain about) however, after viewing your climate I'd be a fool to not appreciate Victoria's more than I have in the past. Looking forward to viewing week 2. From your written blog I read about air laying of roses. I will be doing this next week at a friend's so I can plant up my new arbour. Thank you for the tip, keep them coming. Regards, Pauline.


Thursday 8th of March 2018

I wish you grand success with our air layering. It is a great way to get more roses fast. I will make sure to highlight the rose I started in one of my journal posts.


Thursday 8th of March 2018

your area looks so beautiful. Thanks for everything you do to bring us beauty and encouragement.


Thursday 8th of March 2018

You are very welcome Sharon.

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