Three weeks into summer, and I am loving every moment of it. The season of summer is not my favorite. I am not a hot weather type of gal. But with the warmer temperatures, I have several favorite activities and at the top of my list is gardening.
Our vegetable garden has ebbed and flowed over the years. We have had way too big and way too small as Goldilocks would say. Choosing plants and the right quantity has been a challenge too. I love to share our produce with neighbors which makes weeding the gardening palatable. My celebration this year is dividing the garden into fourths and choosing a wider variety of plants.
Flower gardening is my passion and a little secret is I'm on a mission to raise beautiful flowers cheaply. Sounds crazy but I have switched almost all of our flower beds to perennials which I purchase at the end of a season usually 75% off and plant a dead bush waiting for it to burst open in the spring. This year I have planted more seeds because I am anxiously waiting for a wider variety of cut flowers.
Finally I celebrate my passion for reading! I am a reader and summer is my time for preparing for Newberry Club 2018. I saw this photo "I love my library." that Peter Reynolds created, and I ordered one for my classroom. Perfect opener to conversations in the fall. My two favorite books of the summer: Train I Ride and Lucky Broken Girl.
Reserve them now at your local library.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer and your finding time to enjoy your favorite hobbies. I am sad I'm missing Allwrite this weekend and I am thankful for all the tweets to help me stay connected. Congrats to Ruth for an amazing conference. I'm happy to link up with my Saturday celebration friends.