Tuesday Garden Party for March 3rd

We continue to have nice spring weather, although it’s been a little chilly the last few days. I was a little worried about how the seedlings would do in the garden with the dip in temperature, but they have done all right so far.

On our front deck we have a fountain we made out of a wine barrel. The birds just love it. Each morning we have a hummingbird that comes to take a bath. I’ve tried, time and time again to get a good photo of it, but it would always leave as soon as I got the camera out.

Recently, I finally was able to get a few photos of the hummingbird in the fountain. I thought the rest of you might enjoy them too. I’m really surprised that it will sit in the stream of water, but they seem to love it.

Have you ever seen a hummingbird take a bath? Here's some photos of one that comes to our house.


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This week’s TGP host is Jami at An Oregon Cottage:

How to get started growing seeds organically.

I’ve got two seed-starting resources I want to take a moment to share with you all that can help you to learn more about starting your own seeds, caring for them, and generally having some success with it. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of starting your own seeds (and if you saved them from the previous year, even better!) because you have more control over the varieties you can plant (there are a TON more – literally, ha! – than the few that are grown for sale in nurseries) and you can time the growth better for your own garden. There are other reasons, too, but these are the two biggies. If you’re new to seed-starting or just want to learn more, I’ve got two resources that can to help you on your path to seed-starting greatness:

  1. The first is my own Seed Starting Basics page with links to all the articles I’ve written on starting seeds, including the equipment you need, step-by-step photos, how to care for your seedlings at different stages and how to harden off and plant them. This is free on the site, supported by any purchases you might make using my affiliate links – like most of the information you’ll find at AOC. 🙂
  2. The second resource is a new course that is being offered by one of our own long-time TGP participants – Rick Stone of Stoney Acres. It’s an online video course titled Seed Starting Simplified and contains 24 lessons, covering basic information as well as troubleshooting problems, discussing types of seeds, and many other topics around seeds. If you’re looking for in-depth information in a video format with the option of discussion, enrolling for this eCourse could be just what you’re looking for. And Rick is offering a special discount for Tuesday Garden Party readers using the coupon code: Oregon which will save you $5 off the regular $19 course fee! Go here to take advantage of this special offer.

Now, on to the features from last week’s TGP – you guys rocked it as usual!

The featured posts for the Tuesday Garden Party.

1. Gardening Through the Seasons: Digital Art, Landscape Design By Lee

2. How To Provide Nesting Material for Birds in Your Garden, Green Bean Chronicles

3. herbs, deer, and homestead plans…, Happy In Dole Valley

4. 10 Kid-Inspired Garden Activities for Winter, Wild West Gardeners

5. Garden Tuesday, the one about evolution, Mom’s Sunday Cafe

Looking forward to what you’ve got for us this week!

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