Here I was, cleaning out the cupboard with my spices and dried foodstuffs, when I came across:
I bought these when one of those big-chain drugstores was trying to get rid of them for five cents per pack, late last fall. The veggies are for the containers on my deck, but the flowers were bought for something else entirely…..
I had read about a group in England who were brightening spots in urban settings by planting flowers in neglected spots; those little patches of land by the roadside that get filled with weeds or trash. Inspired by their accomplishments, groups have formed elsewhere to join in the project.
I’m currently living in a city. No two ways about it, it’s not filled with rolling meadows and beautiful vistas. It’s got mega-traffic, fast-food chains, and litter. There are some pretty spots like this median that is planted with perennials, but there are also some forgotten little spaces. My plan was to brighten a space or two with the flower seeds.
I put the packets back to wait until next month.
Blog-reading the next day, I almost fell of my chair when I clicked on Rob’s post, hinting about a Guerilla Gardener Challenge. Today he has explained that he’s planning a beautification project and is looking for others to join in the fun. Please take a look at the links he has posted for an explanation and ideas. And please consider joining in!
Almost like those seed packets were trying to tell me something.
By the way, I did get the cupboard cleaned out.
I think I'll be stopping at the garden center on my lunch break....