Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs
Last Update: May 25, 2013
July 8, 2012: Summer is definitely here in the high desert. It's a beautiful Sunday but I'm hiding from the heat, and it's
supposed to be worse next week. I hear those of you back East are even hotter so my sympathies. My vegetable
garden is actually doing pretty well - the tomatoes are coming on strong, the pepper plants look good, we are buried in
zucchini and the corn is just ready now...mmmm, corn on the cob. How good is that!
For those of you who have managed to look at the site via your smartphone, I'm sorry about the formatting. This
software I'm using - CoffeeCup's Visual Site Designer - sucks when it comes to re-sizing text on a smartphone. I'm
pretty disappointed in that, but it does look better on PCs than when I was writing it in HTML 4. I think, though, that
I'm going to have to bite the bullet and learn CSS for real so I can make my own tweaks. Which also kind of sucks
because I've spent a heck of a lot of time re-doing this site and now I'm going to have to re-learn it all over again. Oh
well such is life with computers.
May 25, 2013: Hi all, here's hoping your spring is going well. Here in the high desert we've had an agonizingly dry winter.
No wildflowers this year, in fact not so much as a stray weed unless it's in an irrigated section of the garden. This is good
for those of us with big yards - no mowing - but not so good for those trying to grow a garden. Every critter in the desert
is heading for green spots looking for munchies and something to drink.
So, I've lost my entire crop of lettuce, spinach, and peas. Despite acres of chicken wire I just couldn't keep them out. What
they didn't burrow under they went over, and I simply don't have the time it would have taken to really rabbit/
squirrel/gopher proof the entire garden. Such is gardening - some years are better than others.
I think the economy must be improving somewhat as the numbers of dead mail-order companies seems to have slowed. I
haven't caught up completely but I'm working on it.
And my very favorite company - High Country Gardens - went bankrupt and then was bought by American Meadows and
is selling again! I'm very pleased and I hope the new owners keep their knowledge and product line intact.