April showers bring May flowers! I would just like to say, “Congratulations people! You officially made it through another winter in New England!” You can now share your hell ride stories and laugh about winter. You can start to put the down jackets away, and enjoy some of that wet damp air- let those puddles interrupt your path into your home or work place.
Its time to get your Pinterest on! Get those raised garden ideas flowing and think about flowers that are edible. I love to add them to my pesto, salads and my baked goods.
I can’t wait to design my planters with the boys! We have so much fun at the nursery, we seriously go almost every weekend! I have invested lots of time and dedication to my gardens and I am so eager to get my hands dirty in the soil!
I also can’t wait to hear to the peepers peeping outside.
Once the local nursery opens, I’m there! You will see me at sunset outside, covering all my hangers and planters if a frost is predicted. Most the time those huge baskets are hanging inside my house before they even make it outside.
I take my plants pretty seriously- I want my children to understand that food doesn’t just come from the grocery store; it takes time and energy and love to grow a garden. I want them also to see what skills are necessary to grow fresh fruits and veggies.
You are what you eat, and if you can be a part of growing your children’s food, why wait another year to do so! Even if your garden is a small container garden, they work great, and they offer many child friendly duties- they are reachable, movable and make very little weeds.
I have planted at least 6 blueberry bushes and love enjoying the fruits of our labors evening after evening. Same with the strawberries!
Green thumb or not, there are many plants that even the worst of gardeners can’t kill! Plant them and let mother nature do what she does best!
Happy planning your summer veggies!