The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. George Bernard Shaw
I haven't truly gardened, at least not like I've wanted to, for the past four summers. This is because I've either been pregnant, nursing, rocking, feeding, or chasing kids for the past four summers. But this summer, my plan is to get my hands in the dirt and grow something. Truly, there is nothing that centers me and calms my spirit like growing something beautiful.
Last weekend, my husband and I put together our raised beds. I'm beginning to plan what I want to plant in them. I've read a bit about square-foot gardening and hope to try my hand at it this year. It seems like a sensible and economical use of space. My major problem is that I live on a wooded lot, and it's not uncommon to see these guys roaming around in our yard:
Along with rabbits, mice, groundhogs, and the occasional fox. I'm thinking a fence around the beds is in order. My neighbor actually grows her herbs on her roof.
My mom called me the other day to tell me about this terrific seed company she found called Hudson Valley Seed Library. The farm and business are run by partners Ken Greene and Doug Muller, who offer locally grown seeds from responsible seed houses. But the best part is that their seed packs are designed by local artists from the greater New York region. They are so beautiful, and totally framable. The packs unfold like a flower and have a pack of seeds inside. Also, they are printed using green ink on recycled paper. Here are some of my favorites:
Wouldn't these be a perfect gift for a gardener? Or a great Mother's Day gift?
Hi. I'm so glad you found my little blog. I like HGTV, sharpened pencils, palindromes, and enchiladas. I have three little kids. My twins, Charlotte and Gavin, are five, and their latest favorite activity is waking up unGodly early. Nathan is my little guy. He likes to refuse to eat anything but chips for dinner. As you can imagine, things are busy. I blog about a little of everything: parenting, crafting, decorating, and pretty things. To add to the fun, I teach first grade full-time. Thanks for stopping by!