I hope my friend, Sue, doesn’t mind me borrowing her great-grandson’s favorite request of her to ‘play dirt.’ Trucks, pails, shovels, and laughter follow that request. 🙂
I can’t play dirt here in SC nor could I if I was at home in NH.
I did bring a couple of plants with me that are sentimental because they were gifts from a friend who has since passed. One is a rabbit’s foot fern, and the other is a slip of my large walking iris which I left at home in the 55 degree house. Best of all – the walking iris has one bud.
I found some really nice gloves from Boss Guard Dig-in, a potting scoop, topiary shears that I think will work great on boxwoods, and a hand fork from Joseph Bentley.
Reading gardening articles is also soothing to the soul. Containers are big again this year because the population in major cities is increasing, homes are being built smaller, plus seasoned gardeners are getting older and can garden longer with containers and raised beds.
We even went to the local MG meeting last week held by the Grand Strand Master Gardeners and spent an hour with a local expert learning about cover crops, organic growing practices, and the production of wine, juices and other food crops here in SC. Did you know growers in SC send their crops to either NC or VA for processing? Very interesting.
This week I received an email with info on how to order organic seedlings from Stout Oak Farm in Brentwood.
I’ve bought plants from them a couple of times. Fill out the order form, send in a check, pull in their driveway Memorial weekend, pick up a box of healthy plants, drive home and plant them. Ah, the wonders of modern gardening.
Is vegetable gardening on your to-do-list? Starting seeds or buying seedlings? In the ground, raised beds, or containers?
My gardening pulse is quickening. I’d better call Sue. It may be time for another visit to Brookgreen Gardens because that’s the closest I’m going to get to playing dirt for a while yet. 😎