Monday, October 29, 2012

Great Spring Gardens begin in the Fall


Although chilly Saturday, several Northwest Arkansas Gardeners gathered at  Songbird Gardens to attend a *FREE* Fall Gardening Class, Great Spring Gardens begin in the Fall, hosted by Tiffany of

 
 
Tiffany presented a step by step program on lasagna garden mulch.


She discussed multiple options for materials,



giving tips on how to find these items at little or no cost.

 
 Frequently giving credit to her grandfather, we were invited to view her beds through out her property.  Touring her lovely backyard garden was very motivational.
 
 
A particularly interesting topic for me was the use of cover crops.  I've read about them, but have not actually used any of them.
 
 
Songbird Gardens is host to buckwheat,


oats,


clover,

 
and Austrian winter peas.
 
Check out the veggies planted for winter.
 
 
Carrots,

 
lettuce,

 
onions.

 
Tiffany cut back and transplanted kale near her kitchen door.  What a treat on cold days!

 
 This pot of herbs will continue to make tasty dishes! 
 
There were a few summer plants still producing.  The cold temps this week may force us to say goodbye to tomatoes and have us harvesting gourds.
 
 
Each participant left Songbird Gardens with free seeds!  What a wonderful gift for gardeners!
 
 
 My favorite advice from the class was, "Learn to Garden from your Neighbors".  Each gardening zone has its own challenges of weather and soil.
 

Tiffany's enthusiasm is definitely contagious!  She even let us peek inside her garden shed for a great lesson on drying peppers!
 
 
 Songbird Gardens  is not only a place of beauty, but also of bounty.  
 
Visit  20 by 20  to learn easy ways to prepare for Spring from a very knowledgeable gardener!   
 
Happy gardening!  ;-)  -Marci 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. what a beautiful garden. I loved those gourds. I would want them everywhere.

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  2. This is so great! Thank you. It was a pleasure having you over.

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  3. Looks like so much fun! I'm stopping by from "Adorned from Above" blog hop.
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  4. Looks wonderful!
    -Melanie

    P.S. I'm hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!
    http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

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  5. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

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  6. Hey Marci,
    I love your gourd. It is beautiful. You will definitely have a great garden in the spring. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above. Have a great week.
    Debi

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  7. This is a great tip Marci. Thanks for sharing. Its great to hear from you each week. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

    Anne xx

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  8. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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