Free Desktop Wallpaper

To celebrate the last week of the BlogHer NaBloPoMo January challenge I thought I would offer up a new digital wallpaper! This wallpaper is one of my photographs from a trip to an orchard that had a beautiful flower garden. 

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In order to get the wallpaper, click on the size you need below and a new tab will open with the image. Then you can right-click and "Set as Desktop Background" or you can save the image to your computer and set it as your background from there. 

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If you like this wallpaper or another from earlier in the month, please let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!

Seed Inventory

Last year I felt that my garden was pretty unspectacular compared to the year before when it was featured on another blog. This year I feel the itch to think about my two garden beds differently. Instead of growing two beds full of vegetables, I am thinking I may grow lavender and cut flowers in the one bed, and some different vegetables in the other. Possibly potatoes! 

As I was taking inventory of the seed I have, I realized I really don't have a good way of organizing my gardening supplies or my seeds. I would love to hear ideas on how everyone is currently doing this. Where do you store your seeds and how do you store them? If you don't mind sharing, I would love to know! 

Additionally, are you on Pinterest? To get excited for this year's garden I have created a board over on Pinterest titled In The Garden. I have been using it to collect ideas and inspiration for my garden this year. I have so many things I would like to do! 


Even though it is snowing outside today, I'm thinking of the garden I want to plant this year. Now is the time when many gardeners start to indoor sow seeds, or they order the plants they want to sow after the frost. 

I decided this year I would try something new and different. I'm going to plant lavender. I visited a lavender farm a few years ago and loved walking the fields and smelling the fragrance. If I am able to grow the lavender successfully, it will be a nice addition to my garden. 

We typically plant cucumbers every year as well as peppers. This year I am looking to try something different and the lavender feels right to me. Has anyone successfully grown lavender in their garden? If so, I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below!