Growing Superb Gardens and Plants
Welcome to Garden Hobbies, a great place for
you and your plants........
Exciting Times! The annual seed search has now begun. It is indeed
an exciting time for gardeners. As the snow flies outside our windows, we
sit by the fireside and dream of beautiful flowers in full bloom, and a bountiful
garden filled with our favorite herbs and vegetables. You may be surprised
to learn that gardeners begin their annual seed search on Christmas day.
On December 25th online garden stores see a huge uptick in traffic on this
day. As we progress through the month of January, more and more gardeners
seek out and buy their favorite seeds, along with something new to experiment
with, to test and expand gardening skills. What are you waiting for!? Start
your search today.
Important Note on Your Seed Search...
Many of you begin your seed search every year right here from our
site. Some of you may have missed our big announcement in November. After
20 years in the business, we have closed our garden store. It has been a
great experience with many wonderful, long term customers. We now move on
to retirement, so we can spend more time with our favorite hobby....
gardening! And, we will continue to grow the depth and quality of
Garden Hobbies, and our other content sites.
In Search of Seeds! Each
year, we begin our gardening season with a search for seeds for the upcoming
year. It's a lot of fun browsing seed catalogs, and surfing the internet
for a treasure trove of promising garden seeds. Whether you like to browse
through a seed catalog by the fireside, or surf online, make plans now to
find the seeds that you want to plant this spring.
Indoor Plant Starts - Starting seeds indoors to transplant later,
is one of the early joys of gardening. Why let the garden stores have all
the fun, when you can start your own seedlings!? While winter goes by, review
the basics of seed starting, and seedling care. As a rule of thumb, most
indoor starts should be planted six to eight weeks before the last frost
in your area.
Greenhouse Dreamin' Every gardener dreams of a greenhouse in their
back yard. Winter months are the perfect time to dream those dreams. But,
why settle with just dreaming? There's a greenhouse for just about every
Pest Control - Before you know it, your flowers and veggies will be
up and growing. ......kewl! You anxiously await the harvest. So do birds,
deer, rabbits, and a vast army of other pests. Stop the freeloaders. Ends
their snack time...period.
Have you ever taken a soil pH test in your houseplants? Why not? Each
pot can result in wild swings on the pH scale. An off balance pH in
your houseplant's soil, often is the answer for a sick plant.
Read the Good Book.... There's plenty of good books on gardening.
Reading a book on gardening, or your favorite plant, is a great way to help
the winter months go by quicker. There's always something new to learn when
you dig into gardening related books. There's also plenty of tips and learnings
in our growing list of "how to" pages. So, make sure to surf our site and
stop back often.
Homeowners love Arborvitae. Fast growing with little care, they are
among the most popular of evergreens for both foundation plants and hedgerows.
More on Arborvitaes.
Celebrate your Garden Hobby
There are many holiday and special days for gardener to celebrate their hobby.
Among the holidays coming up in the next few weeks: