Salisbury, MD. After a year-long absence from blogging, the Gardening Grannies celebrated our return to garden blogging at our annual New Year's Day Retreat at Granny Griffith's home just south of Salisbury. Our blogging goal is to provide information and gardening news in a fun and timely manner which we hope you will enjoy and share with your friends.
Fortified with our favorite adult beverages and pot luck delicacies (gardeners make the best cooks, you know), we Grannies began our winter review of newly arrived seed catalogs on New Year's Day. Swapping theories on planting, how to most effectively deal with marauding critters ranging from deer to stink bugs, sketching out planting plans, sharing seeds leftover from last summer and deciding who would start how many transplants and for whom, the conversation had a decidedly lively tone. Granny Griffith, who may have been into the cooking sherry before her guests arrived, had some "unique" ideas on how to deal with certain particularly troublesome garden critters. Not being sure if some of the ideas were exactly legal, we'll check them out before sharing them with you!
At our Retreat, we came up with a variety of New Year's Resolutions for 2013, a half dozen of which we can even share:
Those are ours; we hope you will share your gardening resolutions back with us.
As in every other year for the last fifteen years, the Gardening Grannies found some tempting new entries in that landslide of 2013 catalogs.…
If you didn't receive many catalogs yet this season, don't despair. On Thursday, I'll post a list of links to catalogs we think you might enjoy.
Gardening Grannies, a group of avid and Master Gardeners, live, love and garden on the Delmarva Peninsula. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we look forward to hearing from you.