Wednesday, August 8, 2012
To add a little levity to your gardening life in August, I wanted to share with you the home and play “scape” I saw at one of Oregon’s more amazing wholesale nurseries: Bountiful Farms in Woodburn. They are well-known around the country for their sculpted plants, everything from garden parasols to leaping dolphins and deer. This year, they sculpted a house (from hornbeam trees, I believe) and arborvitae people at play and work in their make-believe garden!
And then there’s First Lady Michelle Obama promoting vegetable gardening in a light-hearted way. Mrs. Obama provides lots of positive gardening PR when she promotes vegetable gardening as a means to improve our health and well-being. It’s an important topic, but it is delivered in an entertaining and engaging way. Click here to watch the First Lady deliver a tongue-in-cheek “Top Ten Fun Facts about Gardening” as seen on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Perhaps tomorrow you can take gardening more seriously, but for today, please smile, take a deep breath and enjoy what you’ve created in your garden just the way it is.
at 8:18 AM