As most of you know, late this summer we moved across town. One of the most difficult things that I had to do was leave behind what we designed and grew from nothing 13 years ago. Over those years, I turned a vacant lot into a lush oasis, filled with perennial walking gardens, blue stone patios, a fabulous chicken garden, a honeybee apiary and a lovely area of raised garden beds. My heart still pines for those gardens, wondering how they are growing without my daily tending. Weirdly, I miss my plants. I had no idea they were such a part of me. But with change, comes new opportunities and I got a head start on next year’s vegetable garden at the new place.
I admit it. I save empty seed packets. I find them too pretty to just toss into the recycle bin. I’m sure many of you gardeners out there will agree. Typically each year I create garden markers from simple Popsicle sticks. Often they get lost or become victim to my scavenging children and their fairy fort creations. This year, I decided to recycle the prettier packets into rustic garden markers. The idea was simple, I needed to create a garden marker that served a few purposes.