I am just about ready to start my spring seeds. I have a new grow light arriving soon. We have had another horrible winter with freezing temps, so I don't look forward to the winters as much as I used to here.
I marked "other" because I'm looking for to my trip to Calif to see my son and grandson and than when I get back we'll be getting our new home put on the property so not much gardening going on here next year, but watch out for the following year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
flaflwrgrl, Happy Birthday! If you put your birthday on your profile, you'll automatically come up next year for the 'official DG birthday greeting'. :)
I'm looking forward to it NOT being dark at 6pm any more!
I voted for the new gardens/plants. I will enjoy the longer days also, but until then I like looking at all the garden catalogues, and getting a lot of rest before Spring gets here.
I'm not a Spring Chicken anymore. LOL
Like the picture of your home town Honeybee.
I watch HGTV- and sometimes they have house hunter's international on. I see some people from England on there, looking for homes in Paris or Spain, because of the weather. They say it rain's a lot in England, or it's to foggy.
I have restrained myself from whining about shorter, darker and colder days this fall and feel that I was rewarded when the first day of winter ~ the famed winter solstice ~ was 83° and sunny. Life IS good!
patgeorge, I always hated it growing up because I never got birthday paper with so much Christmas paper around AND my present usually got put under the tree & because it was in Xmas paper she would get mixed up as to which one was for my B-Day so I had to "pick 1" from under the tree. Far to late, when I became an adult, I realized:
You know how you always get antsy a few days before Xmas to open a gift? I GET TO!
Now why couldn't someone have put it to me that way when I was a kid?
If you look on the right side of your DG homepage, you'll see the birthday list of the day. Click on the link right below the names, and it will bring you to the birthday forum. Here is today's birthday thread, and you can start your own for a certain friend if you like: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1147087/
Okay, okay guys, I get the message & will put my B-Day in my profile. :-) I did know it was an option but when I first signed up I did not put my Birthday down as I had heard so much about identity theft & cyber stalkers etc... Now I'm much more comfortable with a) the site b) the people on DG c) computers in general
Thank you all for your birthday wishes & concern that I "get it right".
I might add that my parents were fantastic parents. They were just hard working with 3 kids (I was the last) & money was always tight. So birthday paper was an expense in a season filled with expensive expenses. My DH (of 37 years) has ALWAYS made sure I had birthday paper! Even if we couldn't afford Christmas paper!!! How's that for a great fella?
Being a December birthday person too I can appreciate your thoughts. It always seemed less of a gift or perhaps less excitement to it due to the Christmas season. Today it really doesn't matter. As we have glutted on sweets for the holidays, I don't even want a birthday cake!
I did meet a woman whose child was born near Christmas. She picked a day in June and let him have a birthday party, complete with cake and gifts. Thought that was pretty neat!
That's a cool idea of picking a day in June for the party & celebration.
Funny thing...I've never had a taste for birthday cake...too sweet with that icing that makes me gag...ugh! Now give me an un-iced cake & we have a party!
My sister was born in June, and she always had pool parties. Nobody could come to some of my parties, because of the ice and snow! My parents did always make an extra effort to make my day special, though, with birthday wrapping paper (most times, lol), and not having combination birthday/Christmas gifts. I always appreciated that!
I still like the idea of switching it to a better time of year...
My sister too --- June 25th --- wouldn't ya know it! No pool parties though. Beach party.
KyWoods, I must apologize, somewhere along the line I TOTALLY missed wishing YOU a Happy birthday. Sooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
mattsmom, we had here in Augusta Ga. 65 degees, just enough warm weather to rake my leaves and work of all those goodies. I can hardley bend to put my shoes on. Now it is cloudy and hoping my pansies will get some water.
I'm looking forward to trying new plants this year, and to try wintersowing. I'm in the yard whenever it's warm, checking out the Spring blooming bulbs that are starting to emerge, despite our cold weather. Can't wait to plant some poppies and the delphinium.
I think we get about a minute more of daylight each day after the winter solstice and I savor each second. Seems like I become a sleeping hermit about this time of year. If it wasn't for getting up to go to work I could just read and sleep most of the day.
Honeybee, that is beautiful. I attended a wedding near Fowey, a small village in Cornwall about 6 years ago and it is truly a beautiful part of England. I visit London and other areas quite often but would love to go back and visit the Cornwall area.
none of the above wasnt listed. I'm glad last year is gone, but I love spring more than summer and fall, and warm cloudy temps are easy on my eyes-more so than summer sun, or eyes wide open straining to see ahead of me thru snow and heavy rains, all the plants are babies to be tended, and I DON'T age anymore, been permanently 21 so long that even my drivers license is legal age...guess I love it since it is gone, and spring is around the corner.
HoneybeeNC, the reason why I asked is because my father has been living there since the early sixties. His last address before moving to Spain a few years ago is in "South Yorkshire", town called "Wath on Dearne". I have never been there. Maybe in the future.
Fowey is tiny but very charming. There was a very nice hotel there just a few blocks from the main village on the water. Also a lot of trails leading toward an old fort and castle. I took a taxi to a beautiful botanical garden one afternoon I had free. It was built on top of a former pit where they used to dig clay for porcelain I think...but an interesting place now. I forget the name of it and will have to look it up. They also have a huge ampitheater there where lots of performers hold concerts. You should go back and visit. You too, Mike B.