This Sunday, May 8th we celebrate Mother’s Day! There are several different claims to the inception of the Mothers’ Day or Mother’s Day holiday in the US, inspired by ideas of helping less fortunate mothers, reducing infant and maternal mortality, voicing opposition to wars, and honoring motherhood. All of these share the common core idea of honoring Nurturers.
So even if you’ve never functioned as the mother of human children, you can still be a Plant Mom. When we prepare our soil, plant our seeds, keep them moist until they germinate, and give them the care they need until they are grown-up enough to fend for themselves (or require less attention), we are Mothering them. By planting for pollinators and native life-forms of all kinds, we are nurturing our ecosystem and helping to bring it back to balance and health.
This week, we invite you to visit us and choose some new plants to nurture and mother. And honor the Mothers in your life with the plants, garden items, books, classes or healthy products they’d love. We have a beautiful line of glazed pots for patios, entryways and balconies. Our organic pepper, tomato, and herb starts are pouring in, as are many new perennials and shrubs, roses, vines, grasses, and annuals, all neonic-free. We also have plenty of fruit trees and berry bushes, and seeds for delicious summer crops like beans, basil, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, and melon, and glorious pollinator-supporting flowers like Lace Flower, Poppy, Zinnia, Sunflower, Nasturtium, Gloriosa Daisy, Cosmos, Morning Glory, and many, many more!