Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

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Yep, it’s springtime and that means we’re growing, er, books?  Okay, so it’s a blog hop and each author on the list is posting about gardening. I planted my garden at the end of February and that was late. My radishes and corn are taking off, and the tomato bushes under the window are back from the dead and have now become 4 new plants.

This year we decided to expand our growing area. Instead of building new coffins, er, planting beds like we did last year, I decided to try something new, or old as the case may be.


You see our city (Phoenix) takes the garbage cans that can’t be used in service, drills holes in them and offers them at the bargain price of 5 bucks each for compost bins.

I’ve tried composting in my beloved city and lets just say, I can create really lovely fire hazards. So while we were at the dump dropping a load of siding, I bought two lovely compost/repurposed garbage bins.

Then I had hubby hack them in half with a saws-all (ooh, power tools) and then we spray painted the suckers. And voila:


For 10 bucks I have four planters to grow my heirloom tomatoes.

Now if someone would only tell the seeds they’re supposed to grow


The message may have been intercepted. We found this guy floating in our pool. My husband thought is was a squeaky toy, then it moved. My son thought it might be a Gila Monster.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s not, it’s a chuckwalla. And not a very happy one at that. BTW, it’s over a foot long.

So, what’s the weirdest thing you’ve found in your garden. Leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win a $10USD gift card to amazon and be sure to check out the other authors on the blog hop at

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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14 Responses to Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

  1. parisfanca says:

    i use to run a doggie day care buisness for many years from my home. now i dont’ but i am still finding things like tenis balls and nylabones the dogs had buried over the years lol

  2. bn100 says:

    fruit I never grew

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  3. My kids are always playing in my garden the one year I was digging and I found at least 20 of those green soldier men buried!

  4. Sharma Darby says:

    I used to find my spoons where the kids would sneak them out and dig with them. Sharma Darby

  5. jeannie platt says:

    old cars from when i was little(you never know what older brothers hid in the ground growing up, hubby and i were leveling some of the backyard and i was like that’s jakes toy car (older brother, also found one of my parents silver spoons and a knife)… Plus a snake skin which made me afraid to go outside for a couple days with out something to club said snake if i saw it lol.

  6. JanD says:

    I don’t have a garden. That’s a lizard I’ve never heard of before.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  7. sarah says:

    Weirdest thing has been random kids toys..but I didn’t have a garden for very long unfortunately 😦 Thanks for your giveaway!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  8. Wow! This is only my second year of attempting a garden, so I’m sad? happy? to say I’ve yet to find anything strange out there. 😉

  9. I’ve yet to find anything strange in the garden! I found $20 once, so maybe that counts? Happy to be here and following you on FB now. Hope you’ll stop by my page, too!

    ninette.swann at

  10. Meghan Stith says:

    Probably a dead mouse… I know, not very weird.
    Spring is bloom and I love the flowers that come along with it. The warm weather, the happy people, the blossoming of roses and sunflowers. Sunflowers have to be my favorite flowers. They are so happy reaching towards the sky. Their petals are like eyelids opening wide to look upon the great blue sky above. My mother makes the best cheesy cauliflower soup that I adore in the springtime. It’s thick and creamy and I could easily eat gallons of it!
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  11. Daniel M says:

    we found a really old small silver spoon (real silver!)

  12. We once found an old bike frame. It was mangled and it was cool too! Thanks for sharing and being apart of this fantastic hop! 🙂

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