Still beautiful but cold, rainy, wet and muddy outside......
I think I will stay inside, build a nice warm fire in the woodstove and spend some time reading, planning and dreaming with these today:
My 2008 seed catalogs.
I especially like the one in the middle from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply
I find that a good garden, or any worthwhile project for that matter, first starts with seeds planted in your mind. Ideas. Dreams. Visualizing great outcomes. This is the first step to planting a great garden.
Over the past 10 years that I have lived here at about 3000 ft elevation in the California foothills, I have planted organic vegetable and herb gardens nearly every summer. Right now my gardens are a mess due to the winter weather and also to my neglect. So I need to spend some time reading, planning and dreaming about my bountiful veggie and herb crops that I want this year. Today is a good day to do that. Do the mental work today. By the fire. All warm and cozy with a cup of tea and my cats. I can go out and do the physical garden work another day....when it's warmer....and drier.