Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quietly Resurfacing In The Garden

I've been (very happily) busy with a few new projects, while also tweaking things for the upcoming garden coaching season. I have my first ad (ever) running in March - so was working on that design. See above. What do you think? Does it aptly convey what I do? I realized that in advertising, I not only have to get the word out that I am offering this service - but I need to also educate possible clients on the definition of garden coaching. Tricky.

I have also been writing an article on Edible Landscaping for this beautiful (somewhat) new magazine, Flavor. Scratching a writing itch. I feel ever so lucky to be included and hope that you will check it out when it comes out in mid-March.

The fleeting moments when I am out and about, I have tucked a few seed packets into my shopping basket. Mostly flowers for now - Love-in-a-Mist, calendula, bachelor's button, sunflowers, lots of forget-me-nots, morning glories.

And my favorite evening talks with Corey fuel plans for the growing season. You see, this past autumn, we created a flat, lawn-like area that runs from our house to a classic barn-like structure Corey has built for his company's shop. When you live in the foothills, any level ground is rare. But there are lots of spots beckoning me, begging me to fill up with plants . . .

And, our vegetable garden awaits under black plastic. Cooking. Ready for more compost. There is a chance that a fence may go up around it - which will allow me to plant some things that I discovered while doing 'research' for the Edible Landscaping article. Juneberries, mulberries, raspberries.

I see that the rambling nature of this post is a carbon copy of my pre-spring brain. Typical! More soon . . .


Lonnie said...

Hiking last summer we discovered a really nice bunch of native juneberries on a favorite trail. Our wildtype is interesting because the same tree can contain red, pink and blue berries all at once. Although not as large, the flavor was just as good as the commercial varieties (which tend to be western species). I collected a few seeds (from the ones that didn't end up in our pancakes the next day) and hopefully some of them will come up.

I also collected some American Plum that we found on a roadside, and I'm interested to see how that does too.

lotta said...

Hi Tracey, It sounds like you are ready to roll. How inspiring. I am eager to get started too, waiting for warmth and some spare time. I still want your help to get going - will be in touch soon.