Oh man. This week is a BIG week in my life. First of all it’s spring on Tuesday & my heart could swell with excitement with that news. I don’t know what it was about this winter.. but I was over it right when it started. The snow was cute for a minute, but the gloomy days had my seasonal depression running wild. I have been craving spring & they are calling for sun and semi-warmer weather this week which is perfect because…. the other part of my big week? It’s the week of my 30th birthday. It’s actually next Sunday, but this is a big one. This one has been weighing on me for many reasons that I will explain later, but there is something about turning thirty that makes you want to try new things, do new things, get better at some things, & celebrate all the things. It basically has made me reevaluate my whole life & really try to be better in all of the areas of my life from the big to the small. One of the big things I’ve tackled & promised myself to better myself at? Plants…
In the past few months we have brought so many greens into our farmhouse. Mainly topiaries & little house potted plants, but we have also been prepping garden stuff as well. We started some seeds inside our house that we will transfer to our garden when spring finally comes. How amazing is that? Some may think that it’s small, but it’s a big step towards one of my goals. Become a natural gardener.. & what I mean by that is become that lady who knows facts about plants, who knows naturally how to care for them, & who isn’t scared to do all things plants & gardens. I’m learning slowly, but as I approach 30 this week the passion for all things green has really blossomed & I’m pretty proud of that. I’ve finally decided to embrace that passion I’ve always wanted to dive into thanks to some encouraging from many in my life [including so many of you!]. I’ve gardened, I’ve had plants, I’ve talked plants, I’ve done the plant thing… but now I want to have it become a passion of mine & my heart finally desires that. So here I am.. becoming a plant lady.
A few weeks ago I asked to join a garden club with some other ladies I knew that also had gardens & were sharing seeds. It’s been so fun to learn from them, laugh with them, & dream with them… oh, & sometimes we even talk about gardening! haha. But really I’ve learned so much from them. Last week we went to a local greenhouse to get some topiaries for our homes & it was so much fun packing the car filled with topiaries to the ceiling. The ride home smelled amazing as we literally packed every crevice with lavender & rosemary plants. Garden club has been one big step I have taken to becoming a better plant lady & it really has worked wonders already to surround myself with other plant lovers! Oh, & how do I care for our topiaries? I shared tips on how to keep those alive & well [HERE].
This weekend Jose and I also started some seeds in the house. We had a garden here on the farm last year & it was great, but this year we wanted to start taking it more seriously & actually plan ahead. I guess he is becoming a plant guy too. Here are some tips to start seeds in your house for your garden that we have used:
-Buy a kit like [this one] for your seeds to live in.
-Get really good dirt [like this] which is specifically for seed starting.
– Use a heat pad or put by a heat vent.
-Water, water, water. Every few days it will need water [check often] The kit has a lid on it to keep moisture in, but it will need water.
-Pick your seeds: the packages will usually tell you how many weeks in advance to start your seeds.
-watch your little babies sprout & when the time is appropriate and it warms up, transfer those babies outside & watch them grow even more.
I can’t wait to share our garden adventures with you this year, what we learn, our progress, & the fun designs & DIY’s we have in store for our garden as well… Stay tuned for that. So, this is the beginning of my 30th birthday week.. growing into the woman I want to be still while growing my green thumb along the way. I think through all of this the two most important reasons I want to be a better plant lady is 1. I want to provide for my family from something I grow from a tiny little seed. 2. I want that rewarding feeling you get when you are able to harvest your bounty that you worked so hard for. 3. Therapy. Being a plant lady isn’t always easy, but there is something about watering, trimming, & looking at the beauty of the plants that is so therapeutic & my soul longs for that. 4. There is something about caring for plants in your home & getting dirty in the garden that make me feel closer to God. That is it… I’m turning 30 this week, I’m thinking deep thoughts, & I’m becoming a plant lady. I hope you guys enjoyed this little glimpse into something we did this weekend & something I’ve been trying to become better at lately. Now, I NEED to hear from you!!! What tips would you give someone becoming a plant person? Maybe we can all teach each other something here? If you are becoming a plant person maybe the comments will help you as well! Leave a comment below, find me on Facebook, & leave you tips on Instagram. Thank you guys SO MUCH for stopping by the blog today & everyday to see what we are up to! xx
How to care for your plants [HERE]