The Winter Months and need for Sunshine

This year has been a year of standing on the sideline for me. My love of gardening and growing my own fruits and vegetables was diminished because of our move to the farm house in September. Moving out of a house that you lived in for twelve years is tough. Not having the time it takes to garden when your packing and purging made me so sad. It is now snowy here in Minnesota and I am already planning my setup to start growing my seeds and adding plants through out the house for my winter doldrums's.

My need for plants trees and something that smells like the outdoors has me thinking lemon tree. I have always wanted to purchase one so I asked my husband to order me one for Christmas. Can you imagine the smell of a few Lemon trees producing there succulent citrus flavor and smell? Did you know that lemons are my favorite fruit? I actually eat them like an orange or an apple. I eat the skin and all. It is not bitter like the skin of a lime.

I start in the middle of December and decide what perennials and vegetable's I am going to be growing. I turn to a plant guide for extra assistance. This year I am basically starting from scratch so I am looking for plants to start in the house that I can take cuttings from to multiple over and over. I have a ton of sun through out the house. Having plants growing in the house and watching everything growing outside makes me so happy! Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy taking care of plants or gardening?
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

13 comments:

  1. I love gardening too. We moved from the city to the country so we could grow our own food.

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  2. I wish we had a lemon tree, even in the summer, they are beautiful!

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  3. I don't have a green thumb, but I love greenery and flowers…what a talent! I'm already depressed from the early nights, blech!

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  4. I have no where to plant stuff so my green thumb has no use until we move :(

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  5. I used to have a green thumb, not so much these days. I didn't realize you could have a lemon tree in MN.

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  6. My thumb is about as black as they come!

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  7. Most of my plants are hardly hanging in there!

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  8. I love to garden. I can my green beans. We moved to this house last Thanksgiving so I didn't get a chance to do a garden over the summer. Next summer will be different.

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  9. You can really eat a lemon like that? OMG!

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  10. My Grandma had a green thumb big enough for the whole family ... My mom got it too along with my aunt that married into the family ...me not so much lol.

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