Enjoy Garden Catalogs đź’š Online or Hardcopy

It’s NOT too early to dream about next spring’s gardens:

Enjoy these catalogs either online or hardcopy.  The 2018 catalogs are NOT out yet.  That doesn’t mean that you cannot subscribe to your favorites, so they will arrive in your inbox or mail .

My catalog/website favorites:

  • Bluestone Perennials  https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/
  • High Country Gardens https://www.highcountrygardens.com/
  • Seed Savers Exchange https://www.seedsavers.org/
  • Schreiner’s Iris Gardens https://www.schreinersgardens.com/
  • Thompson and Morgan https://www.thompson-morgan.com/

Websites new to me:

  • Tropical Plants and More http://www.tropicalplantsandmore.com
  • The Silent Seed http://www.thesilentseed.com/
  • Old House Gardens https://oldhousegardens.com/

Dream big, enjoy and have FUN!

At this time of year we often get wrapped up in the hectic moment.  We tend to over commit, over plan and over indulge.  Right?

One way to unwind is to enjoy the pleasures of reading about gardening.

It doesn’t matter whether the topic is plants, outerwear, tools, or composting.  Just thinking about plants can be relaxing.  You recall their fragrance, color, or those who shared them with you.

Today’s Challenge:


No cheating.  No lunch money for the kids.  No morning coffee.  Etc.

Baker’s Delight:

Banana Bread (Adapted from simplyrecipes.com)

  • 3 very ripe large bananas
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

In a large bowl, mash bananas, stir in melted butter.  Mix in baking soda and salt.  Stir in sugar, egg, vanilla.  Mix in flour.

Pour into 9” x 5” bread pan.  Bake 50 – 1 hour at 350 degrees.

I like to:

  • After gathering ingredients,  butter the pan.
  • Turn on oven, for correct temperature when you insert pan.
  • Hand mix all ingredients.
  • Use organic eggs.
  • Use organic Florida Crystals raw cane sugar.
  • Use unsalted butter.
  • No peeking while bread is baking!

The secret baking ingredient is always ❤️

Thanks for dropping by.     Kathleen