Valentine Garden – My Special Day

| February 14, 2013 | 19 Replies

Valentine Garden – My Special Day. I was born on Valentine’s Day during one of the biggest snowstorms in Tennessee history, according to my mother. My parents couldn’t agree whether I was born in the morning or at night. Back then, they put the expectant mothers to sleep for the delivery, so the confusion is understandable.

Heart-shaped Cyclamen Leaf

From Nature with Love, Heart-shaped Cyclamen Leaf

Valentine’s Day has always been a special day for me, because it’s easy for friends and family to remember your birthday! (One of the great things about Facebook, the happy birthday wishes are pouring in!) The downside is you don’t get a separate special day of gifts of chocolate and flowers. It all comes on one day. My Valentine Garden makes for a special day!

I haven’t had much time for blogging of late, but I will be getting back to regular posts soon. My focus has been to set up a custom blog which will allow for advertising, and will feature the Late Bloomer Show videos. That is not possible with this theme, so I am working on a new one, and also an e-book, “Late Bloomer’s Ten Steps to a Great First Garden,” which has been a lot of fun!

Season 1 of “Late Bloomer” finished up with corn, tomatoes and watermelon, episodes 18, 19, and 20, my three favorite things to eat being from the South, and Season 2 is off to a great start covering my winter garden. I have added a wonderful composer, Jon Pileggi, to my creative team. This is the first time I will have music scored to picture, which is VERY exciting! I will be able to look forward to original music composed for each episode. Please check out the music he created for Planting the Winter Garden.

I am thrilled that my original creative team, Megan, Mika and Chriss, are still with me and our relationship is fantastic! We work remotely, over the internet, and have only been together twice. Here we are last week at a screening of a short film I have the lead in, “A Final Gift.”

There will be episodes about my Monarch experience coming, as well as interviews with other people growing urban gardens. I hope you will follow and subscribe to “Late Bloomer,” and help it grow. It’s never too late to learn to grow vegetables! I am living proof!

And if you are on Facebook, Late Bloomer Show is a very active and interactive page. Please Like and add to your special interests and share YOUR garden news and photos there. I want to build a community of late bloomers growing their own food! Late Bloomer Show is also on Instagram! For nature garden lovers, this is so much fun! Please check it out and share! What heart shapes can you find in your valentine garden?

Heart-shaped Cup Fungi

Heart-shaped Cup Fungi – Share the Love

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂 – Kaye

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  1. akroezenAmy says:

    Happy Birthday, Kaye! What a wonderful day to be born 🙂 Hope it is full of Birthday goodness, and a little Valentine’s Day chocolate on the side. XO

  2. akroezen says:

    Happy Birthday, Kaye! What a wonderful day to be born! Hope it is full of Birthday goodness, and a little Valentine’s Day chocolate on the side! XO

  3. Many Happy Returns Kaye, I might have guessed that you were born on the most romantic day of the year

  4. What a phenomenal welcome to the world you had! Wow! Wishing you an incredible day, Kaye. Happy birthday!

  5. flamidwyfe says:

    Happy Birthday… It is my older sisters birthday too! I hope this year brings you health, happiness and a bountiful garden!

  6. Rick says:

    Happy B-Day Kaye!!

  7. oceannah says:

    Kaye, I’m late to say it but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
    Loving the direction you are going with Late Bloomer and may the year ahead be filled with growth both in the ground and the www!

    • Thank you, Anna!! You are one of the reasons I push onward! I look forward to hearing about your garden when it gets going! I LOVE your pottery! Say, if you or your daughter is on Facebook, Like Late Bloomer Show and post a photo of what you are doing now? Starting seeds indoors? Thanks! I want to inspire folks who don’t have winter garden to get busy! 🙂

      • oceannah says:

        We were just looking at the calendar last night and figuring out when would be good to start the tomatoes. Hubby is eager to make a greenhouse, but I’m not so sure that is a ‘best use of resources’ since we are likely not staying here past 5 years longer. I only do tomatoes any more b/c the tall leggy plants garnered from indoor planting w/ substandard lights are weak and not worth the seed cost.
        I’ll keep you posted.

  8. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hi Kaye! Sorry I missed your birthday, but sure hope it was great! (Won’t go into detail, but trust me when I say I feel your pain about sharing a birthdate with a holiday; )
    Jon’s skillful accompaniment is a wonderful addition to your video (and MUCH better than the canine version in out takes: )
    I can’t get over how early everything is for you down there… You’re going great guns planting while we’re up here buried in (well, this year it was more like praying for) snow; but it’s lovely to be there in the garden with you at least in spirit, if not in person. Thanks for sharing:D

  9. Thank you, Deb! I am humbled by your kind comments and can’t wait to share the compliment of Jon’s work with him. He’s such a humble guy, and I feel so blessed with everything. Yes, wait till you see the next couple of episodes. I’m a bit behind because my editor was sick for a week, but two more winter garden episodes are coming soon! Thanks so much for being part of the Late Bloomer community! – Kaye

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