I keep hoping that spring is just around the corner but I don't seem to be finding the right corner to look around. I know it's coming but it is certainly taking it own sweet time this year. Will I look back on this in August and be wishing for just a little cooler weather? Ah, living in Iowa.......
The shop opens this Saturday and we are ready and eager to get going, new products, new ideas, new year! Holly is especially excited about the personal care items we have. Come in and try the Loess Lavender Hills products, great mild fragrance and feel.
We ordered our own seeds along with the ones for sale at the shop and spent a good portion of Sunday trying to figure out where they will all go. We started some remodeling on the front beds last fall and are adding raised ones in back when the weather allows. As with all of you, we are trying to make the best use of the space and sunshine we have available.
Good luck with your own garden plans and we'll see you soon for your rain barrels and other harvesting needs.
Yes, we're all sick of winter and want to get out and do something. I know there are those who like winter and the opportunity it offers to them, I'm just not one of those. I'm ready to be out in the garage getting wood cut for stands and composters and getting our own raised beds in place for the season. Also, ready to clean out the garage so I can be doing the above.
Anyway, we are having a great time getting other things ready for the season. Holly has brought in a line of personal care items from Loess Hills Lavender Farm and others from NaturaOli, both tested by us and others to make sure they are products you'll want to use. And...
...now is the time to be ordering your Seed Saver Seeds for spring and summer planting. Our big
stock order is going in soon and you can add your's to it at last years's prices. We'll have them at the store and you can make arrangements to get them as soon as they come in, no need to wait until opening day.
Joel Gettys is the co-founder of Rain Barrels Iowa. He is our resident gardener, product designer, chief of installation at our Rain Barrels Iowa store.