Have you started your spring planting? We began planting our seeds a few weeks ago and just as I was beginning to feel a bit frivolous for only planting flowers this new season of social distancing and self quarantining became a reality. I realized then that there is nothing frivolous about planting flowers for as Lady Bird Johnson said, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Perhaps our little garden of flowers will be a confetti of hope that we will be able to share with others after a season so dark and unnerving. I do believe that God has truly set aside a time for us to draw near to Him through this season. Whether it be through Bible study, prayer, praise, or even spending time in our garden: He is near. Now that our sprouts are growing we can throw open the windows, enjoy the rain, breathe deeply the of fresh air, and pull those we love a bit closer, as He does us.
Here is a small list of what we are growing this spring:
- Iceland Poppies
- Sweet Peas
- Bachelor’s Buttons
I purchased all of my seeds from Floret Flowers. I have loved their flowers for a long time and their website is very helpful in teaching you how to grow flowers from seed. They even have blog posts with specific instructions for seeds that need special attention. I love that their heart is to see you succeed.
Currently, we are tending to the seedlings that have sprouted: making sure they have water (but not too much water), keeping them warm, and, most importantly, safe from our cats! Hopefully, if the weather allows, my dad will be coming over soon to do the first plow of our garden. He normally likes to plow it 2-3 times so that the soil is soft and plush. Visits from grandpa are always special. My kids enjoy keeping him company outdoors. and the work day almost always ends with a special tomato soup and grilled cheese lunch date.
The recent crises has proven that we all need to be a bit more self-sufficient, so I’m considering the addition of a few fruits and vegetables in our garden. I’m also going to gather a few more resources to help guide us toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Having a few new tools in our belts is always a good idea, don’t you think?
Are you planting a garden this year? I would love to hear what’s on your list.
Seeds – Floret Flowers
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