Monday, April 19, 2010

Fennel - one more time!

If you follow my blog, then you know about my struggles with growing fennel (anise). In the end, my attempt to grow it was a complete bust. Not only did the garden invaders cause trouble, the mammoth zucchini plants took over, blocking out all sun. Hence, no fennel!

I'm not going to give up though! This year I'm planting it in a different spot. I've also now learned that fennel grows best on its own. So, I've got a special place for it this year. We shall see what happens!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's Bloomin' -April 2010

Things seem to be growing slowly this Spring. Though the perennials are sprouting, there are not many blooms! But, I have to say that the anticipation of what and when a perennial will start peeking through the earth, and then watching its progress is what makes Spring blooms so special.

Today, I used Keynote on my new computer to make a slide show movie, which I've posted to YouTube, to show the blooms of my garden. You can see it below. Not very happpy with the quality as it appears on YouTube. Maybe because it was set for Mobile? It's certainly a learning curve!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh, To Be A Canadian Gardening Blogger

I've entered a contest to blog for Canadian Gardening. Apparently the more people who "like" or comment on my entry increases my chances of winning. I'd appreciate it if you could like/comment on my entry. It's here:

The contest closes today, April 6 at 11:59 EST so please hurry!

UPDATE - found out it doesn't close until April 15!
Thanks so much.

We now have the power to put our garden images where we want!

OK, this has nothing to do with gardening. It has to do with an annoyance I, and I'm sure many of you have also had, who use Blogger. Before, when an image was placed, it was forced to be at the top. You could not place it where you wanted, or if you could, it was not a simple process.

Today as I was looking at my blog settings page, I noticed under "Select Post Editor", that there's an option to select "updated editor". And voila, now I can place images where I want them! Not only that, I can resize them and move them around.

Another bonus - with the old editor, when you save drafts of your posts, and then publish them for instance the next day, the day you started writing your blog was used, not the date published. Now it shows the published date.
Don't know why I wasn't informed of this change. Maybe I was but I missed the notice. Anyway, I'm happy about it and I'm sure my fellow Bloggers are too.

Now if only we could add captions ...


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