Two weekends ago, I participated in an event that was a little different than the craft shows I normally attend. The Tulsa Edible Garden Tour consisted of five families who opened their homes to the public so gardeners could gather inspiration. Each house had a vendor set up in the driveway selling garden-related goodies, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to promote my work to a new group of people. The house I was assigned to was gorgeous, and it had a rooftop vegetable garden!
Due to the nature of the show, I chose to bring only items that were in some way related to gardening (including prints, necklaces with little fruits and veggies, magic garden kits, garden stakes, and leaf pendants).
I also brought a pot of wildflowers grown from the recycled paper hearts in my magic garden kits to give shoppers an idea of what they could expect from each kit.
It's been so much fun watching these little kits come to life. It started as an idea in my sketchbook, turned into an experiment, and ended with lovely bursts of color in my flower pots.
They were well-received at the Edible Garden Tour, and I met some very kind people over the weekend too! Jenny from Ellaberry Gardens organized the tour, and not only was she a pleasure to meet but as far as I can tell, her whole family is pretty amazing. If you're local and you'd like some ideas for your own garden, bookmark this website for details on next year's tour as well as a plethora of classes available for every season.
My love for wildflowers runs many years deep by now, but it's been heightened lately by the development of my wildflower hearts. A newly published book provided hours of fascination after checking it out from the library. Now I am determined to own a copy of The Guide to Oklahoma Wildflowers by Patricia Folley.