#gardenbliss I thought that my #2017garden was breathtaking but the plans I have for the #2018garden has me pretty speechless 😶 This area is undoubtedly beautiful on it’s own but soon will be filled in with some dual purpose florals and herbs to attract the beneficial insects as well as to bring continued health and healing properties to our bodies. I #cantwait So, what are some of your favorite multifunction plants? On my list are echinacea, chamomile, some more lavender, hyssop and a few others that can withstand our (most-times) brutal winters.
Over the last few years Instagram has been a great place for me to meet gardeners! It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of exploring hashtags and looking to see who other people follow—somehow I came across Sheron McFarlane’s account @sugarcanedreams, followed her and saw that she had a blog. Gardening in New York State by way of Trinidad and Tobago, Sheron’s blog is chock-full of posts about her gardening journey, her interest in cooking, as well as other outdoorsy activities. I quickly subscribed to her blog—it’s rare to come across someone actively garden blogging these days!—and knew that I wanted to chat with Sheron about her garden. Considering it is a vastly different growing zone than mine and combined with her tropical roots, I wanted to know more about the climate she gardens in and how she attempts to incorporate some of the edibles from her homeland into a zone 5b garden in the Hudson Valley!
We had an awesome conversation and it was easy to feel the excitement and enthusiasm in Sheron’s voice about her garden! Despite working long hours as a nurse, she gardens alongside her husband to provide food for the year. I think you’ll find yourself as excited about the upcoming gardening season as she is and maybe wanting to incorporate even more edibles in your landscape than you initially planned. I suddenly felt very behind and I’m already several months ahead in growing!
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Music: New Day by Lee Rosevere