28 March 2008

{growing up}

I've always loved the idea of growing my own herbs and fruit and yes, vegetables. We had a great little garden when I was young. I still have memories of picking the various produce. The garden eventually disappeared, as it was a lot of work. But, finally, we planted again and had a nice little orchard...and a fabulous rasberry patch. My mom gets all the credit for anything that grew she was the only one in the family dedicated to promoting the health of the trees and plants.

Now in a place of our own, I can't wait to start growing my own stuff! However, being in an apartment, means I'm sticking to herbs and some potting. But that's a great place to start! I can't wait to get planting and see what grows!!!

Besides herbs I love strawberries...they remind me of childhood. I have fond memories of picking little berries, and as I've mentioned in a previous blog, my childhood apron that I loved so much had a strawberry pattern. Oh! And let's not forget Strawberry Shortcake (shout out to children of the 80's). Either way, strawberries can be fun, chic, sexy, and playful...not to mention that they taste great!

I've actually never really thought about growing strawberries while in an apartment, but then I found the following....! Though I'm not too wild about the "package", as they seem a little too reminiscent of easter...I still like them...and more than that, love what they offer. They're little egglings! Each eggling looks like a large egg, but when cracked open at the top, they offer a little garden! The herbs and even strawberries (YES! I know..that's why I love them...they have a strawberry plant...) last up to five months in the eggs (growing up) at which point they can be transferred to another garden. These little egglings are found at Wrapables. If you want to add more color to your eggling...try painting it; otherwise, enjoy it's natural look.

Eggling Plant Set (of 3)

Wild Strawberry Eggling is found at Wrapables.

Have fun and don't be afraid to start growing something of you own this spring! And doesn't matter where you live - it's always possible!

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