Monday Rambles ~ 5 April 2010

SNOW! It’s cold and grey and there’s SNOW on the ground…again!


He’s not really has happy as he seems.

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ANNUAL MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE!

Mark your calendar! It’s May 22nd this year.

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Finished the Jelly Bean block…will turn it into Ben Franklin Crafts after work today.

Also made another block, but I’m not sure this one will fly as the rules say the Jelly Bean fabric has to be the dominate fabric…it’s sorta 50/50 in this block.

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Some pictures of Leo and Lucy…more Leo than Lucy. 🙂

What you can’t see is that both are lying on top of the heater vent…with the heat blasting.

Leo watching the birds on Saturday…before the snow.

Oooohhhh…he’s got a snoot full of snot in that one nostril!

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My Haul from the Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale ~ May 2009

Saturday morning I was up and out of the house by 5:45, picked up my mom and was standing in line at UNCE’s parking lot by 6:15 am. There were only 4 people in front of us…while waiting we had a great chat with one of the Master Gardener’s, Rachael. She’s been in charge of the greenhouse on Valley Road for the last six years.

Tomatoes seem to be the one thing that everyone races for…some people were down-right rude. Big sigh. But I got my ‘maters, and more, without hitting someone over the head with my box. 🙂

All my wee babies are out on the back patio hardening themselves…as they were just taken from the greenhouse on Friday. I’ll plant them by this coming Saturday, if not a bit sooner.

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Plants that I bought:

2 Homemade Pickles Cucumber
1 Spacemaster Cucumber
1 Lemon Cucumber
2 Hungarian Stuffing Peppers
1 Acorn Squash
1 Serrano Pepper
1 Delicata Squash
2 Jalapeno Peppers
2 Chamomile, German
4 Tomatillo Heirloom
1 Greek Oregano
2 Brandywine Heirloom Tomato
1 Silvery Fir Tree Heirloom Tomato
2 Red Siberian Heirloom Tomato
1 Sage
1 Parsley
1 Rosemary
1 Fennel Bronze
1 Feverfew
2 American Legion Poppy

Those will be added to the broccoli, cabbage, brussels spouts, beets, carrots, radishes, garlic, red & yellow onions, grey squash, hearts of gold cantaloupe, dill, rosemary, lemon thyme, thyme, sweet basil, oregano, Italian parsley that are already planted.

Still needed are bush bean, sweet white corn, and pumpkin seeds.

****** UPDATE: ******I forgot to add that Rachael said they get a lot of their seeds from Botanical Interests, Inc. in Colorado. They’re great seeds for our altitude here in Northern Nevada.

UNCE – Master Gardener Plant Sale (Reno/Sparks) ~ 16 May 2009

I’ve been planning my garden and called UNCE the other day to find out when the annual plant sale was ~ MAY 16!!!! Yippie!

Mark your calendars! 16 MAY 2009 ~ 7:00 am – 11:30 am.

Here’s a link to the Washoe County - Reno Calendar.

In case you’ve never been ~ (shaking head) ~ there usually are more than 3,000 plants for sale that our area Master Gardeners have grown themselves throughout the year. Included are plants such as HEIRLOOM tomatoes (these are soooooooo good! My mom bought one last year and I plan on buying a few this year), vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, annual & perennial flowers, shrubs, grapes and other berry plants ~ in 4″ and 1-gallon sizes.

There are usually a few of the Master Gardeners of Nevada on hand to answer questions.

Get in line early…bring containers and bags, although they usually have flats for you to use.

Address is 5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV (between Rock & McCarran).

Last year's herbs, veggies, and flowers!

Last year's herbs, veggies, and flowers!

Last year I bought 4 different tomato plants (Black Russian, Black Japanese, Belgium something, and a Yellow Plum), 3 Basil plants (Cinnamon, Lime, and regular), 2 rhubarbs, clary sage, borage, parsley, 2 hollyhocks, 2 Irish bells.