Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Gardening with Anna Episode 1

Maybe a garden finally?

We moved to a new house in a new community at the end of last summer.  Our house came with much more land than our old house so I’m hoping to finally be able to have a real garden!
One thing though, there is absolutely no landscaping done to the land.  I’ve been trying to decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.  It’s a good thing in that it’s an open slate for us to do with as we please, but it’s a bad thing in that it needs so much work to do anything with it. 
I am, however, determined to do something with it. It will be a slow gradual process and I’m hoping to document the progress here on my blog, so hopefully there will be new life breathed into this dead blog.
I am a real green horn at this but I am determined to learn.  I recently discovered a site that I’m hoping will help me with that.  GrowVeg.com has lots of information about growing vegetables and also has a garden planning program that allows you to draw up a plan for your garden.  It seems like a really neat program.  I’ve signed up for the free trail and have started a garden plan.  I’ll share more about that in a future post.
I’d love to find a program like GrowVeg for flower and shrub gardening.  There are some flowers and trees included in the GrowVeg site but not enough to plan a nice flower garden. 
I’d also love to connect with other gardeners from my province and my specific community area so that I can learn from them.  They are the people that can be a real help because they know what works for here.
That’s what’s on my mind presently.