We've been loving that not only our garden growing, but also, that our garden community is growing too. We meet amazing people just by getting out there and through word of mouth and common interests. And sometimes surprisingly, this online community has brought me to some pretty amazing gardens and garden people! I've always been an outdoorsy kind of girl--- I mean, maybe not a tree climber or a skier or anything super physical--- but I LOVE being outside. I've always known this.
I've also realized something that's been true throughout my whole life--- the moment I find myself bored, I get sad or in a complete unproductive slump. I love love love the quiet moments in life, and downtime, and alone time, and living a thoughtful and slow life, but the minute my momentum unintentionally drops to zero? My mood drops too. It's been SO great to watch only our garden grow, and also to find inspiration elsewhere. I love being around people that inspire me to want to do more-- in gardens, in art, in everything! Also, Marlowe loves any chance she gets to water plants and try new fruit--- so for her, the more gardens in her life, the better--- at least for now ;)
The pictures above are from a week or two ago when we got the chance to explore a new and growing non profit alley-way garden in Delray, In The Garden. If you're local to south florida, check it out and maybe see if you can get involved :) Aly, the woman behind the vision, is awesome. It's just another example of how you can take a little to create and do A LOT. Give us all the gardens... and all the badass gardeners!
PS. Speaking of Marlowe and gardens, remember my post about her (my) architect dreams? The other day I walked into her room to find her, "making a garden around a big building" and I explained to her that if she didn't want to be an architect, well then maybe she could be a landscape architect that designs landscapes and gardens around buildings and she let out the most brilliant and inspired "OoooOooh!" That absolutely brought a burst of happy to my morning.