"the blue bench," this beautiful photo by the garden shed!
Most years our growing season is all too brief, but this spring has been a long one, with a mix of clear and cloudy skies, warm days and cool nights.
We've had rain and sunshine and more of both, and now the lawn is carpeted with the blazing yellow of dandelions. The earth is soft and moist and more than ready for its annual hoeing and tilling. It's longing to make a home for the seedlings Joe has been nurturing in their little peat pots in the workshop. He has tomatoes, bell peppers, various herbs (basil, dill, cilantro to name a few). We're planning on green beans, squash, cukes and few flowers (marigolds, alyssum, lupin) as well.
And the time is right! So what are we waiting for? A bit of assistance from our teammates over at Etsy Project Embrace, that's what!
Just to make sure we know what we're doing, here's a vintage horticulture book offered by Simply Suzula. Plantes d'Interieur has the advantage of being small, so I can carry it into the garden in my pocket.
And because it's written in French, Joe and I can polish up our parlez vous while playing in the bonne terre.
Plantable Tags by Green Post. Any seed that gets planted with its own green watering can is sure to flourish!
And now, to be sure we remember what we've planted where, we'll grab a handful of rustic Herb Stakes by Glazed Over.
Sprinkler Head from Open Door Studio.
On the side of our house we have a couple of Joe's handmade window boxes. I'm hoping we can make them look as pretty as this Garden Wagon Planter by Bacon Square Farm.