Reede, veebruar 29, 2008
Pühapäev, veebruar 24, 2008
There is more than one reason to celebrate this week. So lets put it in alphabetical order -
A as anniversary - February 24th is the 90th anniversary of Estonian Independence and first year anniversary in our new home! In February 2007 we moved in - the house was not totally complete and it isn't still and it never will, but to that date we were finished all PSP (plastering-sanding-painting) works and the other parts of house were also functioning well enough to serve our daily life here. To that date we were really sick of this construction process and especially PSP works (we did it mostly by ourselves at nights) and promised not to build another house ever. But... never say never! I have to admit, we celibrate our first year anniversary by building ANOTHER HOUSE! :D Ok, the new one is for children - small and light wooden house. They really deserve that, because of all these 100+ nights when me and my husband were engaged with our main house construction works, the children had to take care themselves and go to sleep without parents kisses. So, soon they get their own playhouse - almost real house with insulated walls and power in. I will post about this new garden feature later, as soon as wether allows me to finish painting works and Ants, the builder, puts the final touches to the house.
E as Excellent - at the beginning of this week, sammako from kasvimaalla has passed the "E for Excellent" award to my blog. Thanks to sammako!
1. Aastaring lillepeenras
Isehakanud lillekasvataja has been one of few Estonian garden bloggers, who didn't give up regular blogging during dark and cold winter period. If I could, I would give one more "E" to her husband who has been busy with house renovation for all the winter - Oh boy, I know what means to build a new house, but to make total improvement of old - it is even more challangeing, more expensive, more mindbreaking...
Sammako, gardening even more north than me, has also kept up blogging through cold winter season introducing so many rare veggies and herbs! During rainy days in last autumn I enjoyed the series of wonderful photo-trips to Japan.
3. Quu's Garden
Quu aiablogis leiab nii palju kauneid fotosid ja kirjutisi - taimeportreesid, aiavaateid, huvitavaid istutusideid, et targem on seda kiiresti oma silmaga kaeda... juhul muidugi, kui sa juba ei ole selle blogi paadunud külastaja veel.
Tänud naanole põhjalike lilletutvustuste ja loomajuttude eest! Eelmisel aastal võttis naano oma ulualla kodutu kitse!
Thanks to naano for many plant reviews and animal stories. Last year they adopted a homeless goat!
Aiakirjanik ei postita küll kuigi sagedasti, aga see-eest on ta lood alati väga huvitavad (kaunid fotod sealhulgas). Ta on seadnud vägeva eesmärgi - luua oma aias killuke troopikat.
6. Britt-Arnhilds Blue Garden
Britt Arnhildi blogist leiab põhjamaiselt lihtsaid ja armsaid väikesi detaile, maalilisi vaateid ja sooje lugusid.
Britt Arnhild's blog is full of lovely photos about small and simple details, picturesque views and warm stories.
Ja nüüd olen omadega plindrisse sattunud - nii nii palju on veel huvitavaid aiablogisid ja veelgi enam mitteaiablogisid, et mina loobun edasi valimast... Aga teie, austatud valitud blogijad, olge kenad ja andke märk edasi kümnele blogile, kellele tahaksite omalt poolt tunnustust avaldada.
And now, I got stuck... there are still so many great gardening blogs and even unlimited amount of great non-gardening blogs, that I give up to pick next four blogs... Sry. Dear chosen bloggers, please pick up the E sign and forward it to ten blogs you find excellent.
Esmaspäev, veebruar 11, 2008
I also have sowd a lot of seeds this year, which I ordered from Agroforestry Research Trust and Seemnemaailm. The Agroforestry Trust was a good finding, as among everything else they have wide selection of trees-shrubs native to North America. Their online catalog is also easy to browse and includes all necessary data, like hardiness information and germination guidelines.
Some of the seeds (those that didn't require stratification) have germinated - Kentucky coffee tree Gymnocladus dioica and fuchsia Fuchsia magellanica were real sprinters.
Reede, veebruar 01, 2008
“We shall see what we shall see.” said Pippi. “One always finds something.”…
All three Thing-Finders set out. … Suddenly Pippi gave a terrific yell. “Well, I never saw the like,” she cried, and picked up from the grass a rusty old tin can. “What a find! What a find! Cans– that’s something you can never have too many of.” - This is a part from the famous children book "Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren. My younger children also used to be the Thing-Finders sometimes. It is unlikely to find old rusty tin cans here, as people have never lived in this piece of land before us. But even despite that this soil is hiding some treasures.
Suurima merekarbikivi läbimõõt on 7cm
Muide, bataat ehk magus kartul on esimesed võrsed välja ajanud. Tundub, et talle meeldib lösutada pehmes mullas küttega põrandal.
By the way, sweet potato has sprouted, it seems to enjoy the heated floor directly under the box.