Summer in 2020
So it continues - we remain vigilant, wearing our masks around others outside the home, washing our hands well and not socializing in person. Until we have more definite facts, we are erring on the side of extreme caution. Fortunately all of our symptoms are gone for the most part, but I do have other friends who continue to experience serious issues from having caught this. Hopefully in the next year we will learn more about the after effects of this terrible virus.
My terrace garden has been a real learning experience for me. I am not sure what went wrong - if the soil wasn't healthy or maybe I just planted too much. Don't laugh - but I did put in broccoli, squash, beans, cucumbers, basil, cilantro and tomatoes in a 2' x 4' space. I think I was just a little excited for Spring lol. The basil is doing great and the beans, squash and cucumbers have flowers. Hoping to see some fruit!
They flowered beautifully in June.
I made hydrosol from the petals.
I know many of you have beautiful gardens and I wanted to share with you this resource - The Pollinator Pathway. They are a great resource on how to bring more pollinators to our towns and grow our biodiversity.
The mask I am wearing is designed by Maria Popova using vintage botanical drawings. Maria has a beautiful blog I love and here mask sales all go to The Nature Conservancy. You can see and buy them here if you like.
Lastly I want to thank you all for your support of our new Hyacinth Fragrance. To date we have donated $300 to the Philipstown Garden Club in my Mom's memory. She would be so proud and so grateful and we cannot thank you enough.
I would LOVE to hear what you think of the fragrance! Should we continue to make it year round? Has it become a favorite in your home or are you staying with your personal favorite? Drop me an email and let me know! email@example.com
Be Well -