Congratulations to our new friend Joyce, who won the $100 gift basket we held a draw for earlier in the month of May at Gardening Saturday. Joyce was happy to receive a basket full of goodies, including some herb seed Yummy Cards, a plantable journal, and some plantable greeting cards.
If you were lucky enough to receive one of these plantable bookmarks from Peak of the Market this past winter, it's almost time to plant them! The weather here in Southern Manitoba has been unseasonably warm and we're all hoping to get a jump start on gardening this year (remember last year's disappointing summer?).
As I get ready to put on my gardening gloves, one of my favorite sources of gardening information is Hole's, the garden business started by author and gardener Lois Hole.
Lee Valley is also a favorite gardening destination. I'm happy to say that their catalog is available online here, which if you've been reading my eco-tips on Facebook, you'll know how much we support online catalogs instead of hard-copy, tree-consuming copies.
Do you garden? Is there a must-have plant that you grow each year? Mine is tomatoes; nothing says summer more than a toasted tomato sandwich made with fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and a sprinkling of sea salt. Yum!
What's cool about these plantable tags is that each one is made with post-consumer waste and is embedded with wildflower seeds. So the recipient can plant it and grow flowers to encourage birds and butterflies and bees.
We wish Solanyl and everyone attending Globe 2010 all the best as important conversations about the environment take place at this event next week.
We did a cool plantable gift tag job for Soia & Kyo, an eco-friendly fashion line that showed at Montreal Fashion Week October 13-15, 2009. The tags were attached to the show gift bags. Check out the photos above and visit their website at www.soiakyo.com.