Friday, February 20, 2009

New Garden Goodies!

My order from Amazon came yesterday!!! In the big box with the smiley face, garden treasures hid. I ordered three books, Backyard Market Gardening, The New Organic Grower and Carrots Love Tomatoes. They are in perfect condition and came highly recommended. I need to get reading!

The most exciting thing that i purchased though, is the P-touch label maker 2700 by Brother. I cant wait to get started making garden labels! Originally I was going to spend a fortune on pre printed labels from an online company until someone pointed out that their labels are exactly the same as ones made by a p-touch labeler. This model has really good reviews on Amazon and came recommended from many on DavesGarden.com. I am going to save hundreds of dollars now which is awesome. Plus i can label anything i want. My boyfriend is going to use it to label his home brews as well. I was glad that he thought of that because other wise he would have complained about me spending my money on useless stuff. Since he can use it, I'm in the clear, whew! I plan on labeling my 400 varieties of tall bearded irises, daylilies, hostas, clematis, roses, veggies and whatever else i can think of. The labels last for many years outdoors even in my northern garden. Now I need to buy the paw paw metal markers to stick them to.

The Cooks Garden catalog came yesterday too. It looks so yummy. I have already started circling tons of veggies. Here I go again!

10 comments:

joey said...

Love those packages ... have fun:)

Joanne said...

What a nice way to spend a cold February afternoon - reading those books. With over 400 varieties of plants, you'll have an amazing garden going on soon! P.S. I grow a small crop of tomatoes each year - from the book title above, is there a benefit to growing them alongside carrots?

Leon Basin said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing.

tina said...

I am going to look into that p-labeler. Can you post a picture of the labels? I'd love to see them.

Jo said...

I have one of those labelers. I love it.

Silly question. Are you a good cook too? Do you love to cook the stuff you grow? I think that would be the most wonderful feeling in the world to grow something, harvest it and cook a fabulous meal with it!

Clare said...

Wonderful post. Im going to plant two pink roses today. Then, the rain is coming in so I am going to start in on my baby shawl that has tons and tons of YO K2 tog. Sigh. I would also like to see the labels.

flowrgirl1 said...

I love to cook but in reality I am not that experienced. i tend to stick with the usual chicken, spaghetti, steak, etc... but i really plan to be a real cook utilizing my huge veggie gardens that i will soon have. My dream kitchen will have french doors that open directly to my huge kitchen garden. Someday.

Jan said...

It is exciting to get supplies that put you in the gardening mood, isn't it? It always makes me want to get outside right away.

Jan
Always Growing

Randy Emmitt said...

Love that entry photo, well done! Sounds like quite the labeling task if you ask me. My grandfather had something like 300 varieties of bearded irises, when the state bought his property to build a East Fork State Park he just gave them all away, that was back in the late 70s I believe.

Don't intent to get up on a soap box, but next time consider going to or calling you local book store to order those books, you might save a few dollars at Amazon, but you could loose that local book store forever. We support the Regulator here in Durham, NC

Linzi said...

Look at you, you organisied label girl! I'm jealous!!! x x Go on, post a pic!! Dying to see a pic of your garden - go on - treat us! x x x