I was at Menards this morning to buy renovation supplies and stopped dead in my tracks in front of a wall of garden seeds. It was like the heavens opened in my poor winter-chilled heart, I could almost hear the harp music! The sweet peas will have to be started as early as March, inside. The nasturtiums, morning glories, moon flowers, allyssum, herbs and others will wait until the last threat of frost is over, around Memorial Day. Yes, I would love to have a greenhouse and start them earlier, *big sigh*. But I get a hefty lift of spirit just gazing at their colors and their promise today as they sit on the kitchen counter.
If you love gardening, touch base with my dear friend Christine’s passionate project, called Green Thumb du Jour. There is much to see on her website, and you can email here there to be put on her list for daily emails about all things earth, sky and in between. I’ve been enjoying her daily gems for almost 20 years, a true treasure!
Christine is also the generous, hard working body and soul behind “Vacant to Vegetables”, a project to turn abandoned and unused land into fresh produce for food pantries. If you are on Facebook, check it out. I love and revere her!