Morning! Happy Friday! Welcome to the weekend! (Did I miss anything?)
How about this deliciously rich flower? I was stalking them all week to get a pic that showed their chocolate-y goodness - kinda got it but only 61.79% happy with the shot. It's hard to capture a depth of color so dark and complex that my mind's eye can't make sense of it, let alone what the camera can grab. I planted them in 2 old galvanized sap buckets that I picked up from ebay last Autumn, for my Quilt Market booth. They were too big for what I envisioned in my display, but they are perfect flower pots! Keep the chocolate cosmo and/or the sap buckets in mind if you're looking for something different!
Summer is nigh, and by that I mean there will soon be a teenager around Daisy Janie HQ 24/7. Truly, I can't wait! We only have so much time to share with our most precious people in the most meaningful years of our lives - gottta keep makin' 'em count!
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RE: Growing Organically
I've been writing about soil in recent Growing Organically posts and had planned to wrap-up today with a bit about healthy soil derived from organic farming methods. Well, in a bit of perfectenschlag (any Office fans out there?), the Rodale Institute is offering a 2-hour course tomorrow on ..... drum roll ...... Basic Soil Biology! How cool is that?!
From the course description:
"We'll share information on gardening practices that will build your garden soil's carbon reserves and demonstrate how important carbon is. Carbon supports a robust and vibrant soil microbial community that can provide more nutrients to your plants. We'll also explore several different soils and composts to give you a hands-on understanding of what makes good soil great."
I'm sure I'll have a better understanding of healthy soil after this course, so I'll report back next Friday! Stay tuned....
Have a great weekend!