I can’t believe it’s December 1st and I’ve got geraniums blooming. I’ve also got gaillardia, ‘Snow Princess’ alyssum, daisies, ‘Quick Fire’ hydrangeas, pansies, verbena, ‘Diamond Frost’ euphorbia and a few others. This Saturday should take care of that as the first snowfall is expected. I ask Mr. D to surprise me with some good hot chocolate–I like surprises.
I am working hard on the new blog, Decorate A Garden. Our new home is looking comfy. I can’t wait to show it to you. It is still looking like Spring before I can get it done. I spent all day today just learning page color gradients.
That means taking a background color and making it go from light to dark from any point on the page. I placed a jpeg over that and adjusted the weight of the jpeg so it would load faster. And…that took all day—for one page. I probably would be done by now if I wasn’t trying to make it so pretty or if I wasn’t such an idea person. It almost drives me nuts.
Every now and then I take a break from designing and make categories. Since I’m moving blog post one by one from this blog—I’ve decided to made a category just for hydrangeas–just for the new house—, and be more specific and do sub categories which means inventory as you go. Very time consuming but a wealth of information for school children and those looking for pictures which is my goal.
Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening gave me an excellent idea for my new garden clothing line which will come along some time in 2010-11. I was asking how I should display the clothes on my new blog–and she came up with a brilliant idea—now you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out. I’ve known Kathy for quite awhile now. I’ve nicknamed her Superwoman. She can do most anything from cooking to website design.
She’s one of the first garden bloggers–EVER– but she’s so much more too. She is a genuine person and a joy to talk with. She’s perhaps the most helpful person I’ve ever met and has a very large family of equally smart children. When she doesn’t know an answer to something about the garden, cooking, the computer, or life–she’ll turn to one of her children and they’ll know right away—it’s just amazing how much she adds to our blog world on a daily basis and you probably don’t know it.
Please do stop by her blog and visit one of her many topics. See what books she has recommended or what plants she’s talking about today. I love everything about her. I’ve never seen her when she wasn’t wearing her Superwoman cape!