Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. 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.
We think bearing children and nurturing children are truly awesome endeavors. We also think that Nurturing Life is what Gardening is all about. Which is why all the plants we grow ourselves (our ‘Life Brand Plants’) are grown organically, using no toxic chemicals, and why all of the plants we bring in from other growers have been grown without neonicotinoids (which harm so many life-forms), and why our plant-care products and our advice are always non-toxic.
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.
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 or beekeeping supplies they’d love. Our organic pepper, tomato, eggplant and herb starts are pouring in, as are many new perennials and shrubs, roses, vines, grasses, and annuals. We also have seeds for delicious summer crops like beans, basil, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, and melon, and glorious pollinator-attracting flowers like Zinnia, Sunflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Cosmos, Morning Glory, and many, many more!