I am really proud and excited to announce that my talented wife Pam has opened an art shop. She has a variety of prints, wooden art panels and greeting cards available. Her art is inspired by the beauty around us all, from the magical intricacies of nature to the shining spirits of people she loves. I think readers of this blog will appreciate her inspired designs. Check out her Etsy shop HERE, and please help spread the word! Cheers!
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Things to plant in February
Lettuce, kale, collards, spinach, chard, purple beans, carrots, parsnip, radish, beets, strawberries and deciduous fruit trees. You can also start warm-season vegetables from seed in a greenhouse or cold frame for transplanting in March or April.
February To-Do List
Harvest cool-season crops such as peas, lettuces and other greens to encourage production.
Pull weeds while the ground is soft.
Plant cover crops in unused garden beds.
Continue to prune your deciduous fruit trees as needed.
Spray leafless fruit trees with a dormant spray.
Feed your citrus trees if not done already.
Gather compost and start planning your warm-season garden.
Native Plants and Habitat
Plant milkweed to provide habit for monarch butterflies.
If planting bareroot varieties, dig a hole deeper than the roots and at least half a foot wider. Spread the roots apart as you fill the hole with good soil. Water well to get rid of air pockets.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
― Albert Einstein