I love dirt the way I love garden planning in winter, and opening new art supplies, and collecting piles of random items that a normal person calls “stuff” but I call “ingredients.” Dirt buzzes with excitement and possibility. Its potential is vast, limited only by the imagination of the tender of said dirt (and sometimes practical considerations like sun, water, and temperature, but we won’t cover that here. This is the juicy inspiring part, get it?)
In my years of gardening, dirt has been my vehicle for both triumph and disaster. The Great Tomato Trellis Collapse of 2008! The Horseradish Rampage of 2011! The yearly episode of “watch Laura sneeze for three days straight after laying cardboard and straw paths between the raised beds.” Still, every year, I go back to the drawing board, and come up with new plans and schemes and (likely to fail) tomato trellis sketches. And when my schemes result in successful harvests, I love concocting ways to use my herb and veggie garden bounty.
So follow my blog for garden tips, craft projects, body and home care recipes, and general hilarity. And if you're in the market for garden-inspired art and hand made natural bath and body products, take a gander at my store. But most importantly, use my recipes and tips and wacky antics to find your own passion.