"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label My thumbs are not green and are rather small yet with the help of Farmer Bill our desert farm transforms into an oasis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My thumbs are not green and are rather small yet with the help of Farmer Bill our desert farm transforms into an oasis. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

And the Garden of 2014

is officially started.  I have refrained from sharing our temperatures as a good number of Americans are still battling winter but I cannot hold back anymore.  We have been in the high 70's for several days.   It is 73F (22. 78 C) now, and the doors are open and the sprinkler is busy.

  
This is from my garden a few years ago.
This year I am planning on expanding once again.  Bill and I walk around the property and the gardens and we plan often.   Here is a partial list of what we are going to grow this year:
Flowers: 
Allysum~Carpet Snow and Royal Carpet
Bells of Ireland
Cosmos~Bright Lights mix and Purity White
Forget-Me-Not
Malva(Hollyhock)~Zebrina
Dahlia~Unwin's Mixed Colors
Verbena~Mixed Colors
Zinnia~ Peppermint Stick, Persian Carpet, Scarlet Red, Giant Violet Queen

Edibles:
Sweet Pepper
Pepperoncini
Spanish Padron
Cabbage~Ferry's Round Dutch
Cucumbers~Homemade Pickles
Cherry Tomatoes
Melon~ Piel de Sapo, Top Mark,
Pumpkins~Casper, Giant

Misc:
Luffa

Now this list is in the early stages as all that I am posting are what I have in pots thus far.  My indoor growing is late this season as the end of 2013 was quite busy for the Farm family!  Updates to this will be often as I use the garden posts to follow our progress and improvement each year.

Our raised beds are tires and the color theme for the tires is from this interesting peacock creation that
Bill and I saw on our trip to Mesa, Arizona.  Clearly I am revealing something about the inner workings of my brain~so enjoy pondering that for a few minutes and let me know what your diagnosis of me is!