Plotting & Planning

 By the time the ground begins to thaw, I have already spent hours plotting & planning for my favorite time of year.  Spring has finally arrived in the Bluegrass and I am ready!
photo courtesy of Country Gardens
The real workhorse of my garden is my potting bench. A place where I study my garden & my life.
photo courtesy of Roland Bello
Ask my family, they will tell you, this is my garden alter. A place where I feel balanced.
photo courtesy of Roland Bello
 Having it well stocked saves valuable time & energy.
Here are a few staples that I can't get through the season without!
protection from the sun
lined leather gloves
wellies
a gift for a gardener friend
Gracie & Lisa Porter
a good listener
photo courtesy of Garden Style
 record of where I planted what
seed spacing tools
brushes for keeping things tidy...right
natural coir pots can be planted right into the ground
barometer & thermometer for tracking changes in the weather
willow cloche for protecting young plants
willow basket for collecting
photo courtesy of Traditional Home
more plans...
natural twine & twine & more twine
a good plan of attack
and a trap or two
 dependable old friends
small & sturdy ones too!
willow surround to keep things naturally organized
good lighting for when you just don't want the day to end
and always something waiting for tomorrow...
photo courtesy of Why Soil Matters
Are you ready?
all photos courtesy of Petersham Nursuries unless noted
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