Thursday, March 8, 2012

Is this incredible or what?

I ran across this website that sells decorative tiles for ceilings ... this photo shows a beautiful screened patio ceiling with one style of these tiles installed. There are hundreds of styles there ... I'm like a kid in the candy shop. :)

And here's another one! Can you picture your sunroom with this ceiling! Beautiful!

The possibilities are endless! Tiled garden walls, porch ceilings, garden decorations ... I just got one of their sample packs to use individually in my garden. I'll let you know how it turns out ...

Decorative Ceiling Tiles - From Plain to Beautiful in Hours

Sunday, March 4, 2012

You Can Grow That! -- Cabbages

Hi, everyone ... I've been hibernating lately, but with the warmer weather I wanted to get back into posting more.

Today I'm going to tell you about something exciting that happened last week:

I harvested my first cabbage!

You might remember how I've been posting photos of these beauties out in the front yard ... they're still going strong out there, but this one was starting to look bent over and bedraggled, so I pulled it up, stripped off the outer leaves, and ... take a look --

It's gorgeous, it tasted great in my salad (yes, it went fast!), and my rabbits loved the outer leaves! (those are edible too, but they got to share in the fun!) I'll need to rotate to something else for now once these are all pulled up, but next year I'm definitely growing these again!

You can grow cabbages too! I just bought cabbage starts from our local food co-op, but you can find them at many nurseries or online. The only thing that seemed to bother them were the grasshoppers, but it was just cosmetic, although if your area is a big cabbage producer you may have problems with cabbage moths -- if so, use row covers for a few weeks until they move on.

Do you like to grow cabbages too?


You Can Grow That! is a new campaign created by garden writer and master gardener C. L. Fornari. On the fourth of each month participating garden bloggers will write about something you can grow. Stop by the You Can Grow That! Facebook page to read all of the posts.