Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 20, Official Start of Spring

The winters are long in New England and I always look forward to March 20th, the official start of spring.  Today I saw beautiful soft buds on my magnolia trees, so lovely to see even before they bloom.  

Last year, I was given some seeds to plant from a friend from gather.  I will have to figure out where I stored the seeds and get them into the ground.  

To kick off the spring season, I am raffling off a dvd of Martha Stewart's Gardening tips.  6 hours of Martha's best gardening tips on two dvd discs.  

If you would like to be part of the raffle:
1) Please make sure that you are subscribing and following my blog: a new beginning.

2) Please comment below your favorite gardening tip.  

I will choose the raffle winner on April 10th.  

The $25.00 American Express gift card raffle is still going on, the winner will be drawn when I have reached 100 followers.  Please tell your friends to join.


  1. A gardening tip~ One that a lot of people probably already know is to plant flowers, like Marigolds near your vegetable plants. It attracts the insects to it and away from your veggies. :)

  2. I am now following and My favorite tip is to weed often. If you stay on top of it, you will not get overwhelmed by weeds. And as Kim said Marigolds are a big help!

  3. Compost, compost, compost! It's good for your garden and good for the environment.

  4. Here's a gardening tip that I am using this year. A raised bed is great if your soil doesn't drain well, like mine, plus you don't have to bend as far to pick veggies or cut flowers!

  5. I am a follower!
    my best tip is to use good soil.
    I am Dnbuster on Gather:)
    hugs 2 ya

  6. I am a follower. My tip for gardening is I start my seeds indoors I use foam cups and pock a little hole in the bottom of the cup for water to drain. Fill the cup with fresh soil plant seeds in the soil but not to far down. They will grow in know time flat and will be ready for your garden. sally g. from gather.