“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

A Sweet Little Garden Project

This past weekend, on a quick visit through Instagram, I came upon a gardening project that I wanted to try... courtesy of Verde Farm (the farm that Ginger and MaryAnn were born on).

I needed a little something floral to perk up the front porch of Maven Haven.  Last year I planted crocks of flowers and had placed an old rocking chair on the porch.

This year I turned that old rocker into a planter.  

The caned seat had become to brittle to sit upon, so I removed the caning.  In the hole that was left, I fashioned a bowl made out of chicken wire.  I stapled the ends of the wire to the seat and then covered the wire with a coconut liner.  

Then, I filled the seat with a variety of yellow and purple blossoms (having learned in my painting classes that yellow and purple are complementary colors).

I think it's the perfect cheerful addition to the porch!

Happily, the fairies have returned to the farm.  They have been flitting to and fro, encouraging seedlings and unfurling peony blossoms.  They are always quite industrious.  To make them feel welcome, I started rejuvenating a couple of my fairy gardens.


These are two of my smaller container gardens that sit outside the door to the vegetable...

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