Can we just take a moment and breathe in all this garden goodness that is sprouting everywhere. Now I have always been a lover of nature. It's just in my blood. I come from ancestry of farmers, gardeners, hikers, bird watchers, animal lovers, you name it. If it roamed or grew from earth we surrounded ourselves in it, observed it, respected it, and appreciated it.
In fact, growing up nature walks were our go-to activity as a family and I absolutely loved them. My mom would pack us a little picnic lunch. And my dad would help my sister and I find our hike walking sticks for exploring and protection. You know, just incase there were lions, and tigers, and bears oh my! Those nature park visits and family walks are some of my fondest childhood memories.
Many moons later I still find myself today trying to soak up as much of this beautiful earth as I can. While having a family has certainly paused that nature button a time or two. I have always tried to find the time to explore as well as encourage appreciation for nature with my kids.
They may not always get my weird fascination with the way a bird is singing or why I drive slowly every time I pass a farm or barn. But one thing is for sure they know there mom loves it. And I pray that the very seed that my parents planted in me, and their parents planted in them will continue to flourish on through my children.
*This is a photo of my family exploring Fort Martin Scott during our recent visit to Fredericksburg, TX.
Those of you that follow along on my Insta-stories may have seen clips of our new vegetable garden boxes. It has definitely been exciting to tap back into a garden scene. Needless to say all things garden have been on the brain. So for today's "What I'm Loving" monthly recap series I thought I would share all things garden themed.
Coffee Table Book
Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations
I have always had a slight obsession with anything and everything blue and white floral. So just the cover alone gives me instant inspiration.
Floppy Straw Sun Hat
A wardrobe necessity.
Floral Gardening Gloves
If keeping your hands and nails nicely manicured is a priority then gardening gloves should be as well. Love the print on these.
Garden Ankle Boot
Loving the idea of an ankle length garden boot. So much easier to move around in than a tall boot while still protecting your feet from unexpected guests. Aka ANTS! If you watch my Insta-stories you know what I'm talking about. These are at the top of my list to get.
Wildflower Seed Bombs
I'm not sure I have ever seen a cuter cluster of seeds. Perfect little gift for the fellow garden lover.
The Gifted Tomato
Kids DIY Garden Kit
Looking to get your kids involved in the garden? This cute little kit has everything needed to get them started. Not to mention everything is neatly packaged in its handy little metal case. Cute! Cute!
Torre and Tagus at Gilt
Jardiner Round Ceramic Planter
This pot would be perfect for those fresh herbs. A cascading english ivy would be lovely too. The possibilities are endless. Great price point too.
Wild Alpaca Pot
Generally I'm a neutral pot kinda girl. But these adorable ceramic pots with their extra little personality are calling my name.
1.5 Gal Galvanized Watering Can
For those garden thirsty needs. I definitely prefer metal over plastic when it comes to watering cans. They are more durable and just add that rustic charm to any garden.
Picnic Time Gardener Seat and Tools
A tote that carries it all AND comes with a seat is the way to go.
Copper Plant Labels
I had these in my previous garden and they are so chic looking in the garden. I plan to grab myself some more for our new garden.
Wire Rustic Basket
Whether you need a container to transport all your flower clippings and garden goodies or just for gathering things around the house a metal basket is always a nice rustic touch.
I recently purchased this set and have been pleased with it's precise cut. They have other print options as well.
Wood and Metal Garden Veggie Basket
Love the metal and wood combo!
Floral Gardening Knee Pad
Your knees will thank you. Again - loving this print.
There is something so satisfying about preparing a meal for your family and friends that comes straight from your own garden. I have been on the hunt for a good cookbook with fresh vegetables in mind. And this one is getting all the rave.
Garden Bath Soak
I mean who doesn't love a good bath soak after all that hard work in the garden? Throw in some floral scented goodness and your in pure bliss.
Spring Garden Clutch
Perhaps gardening is not your thing, but a cute floral clutch is. Adorable!
*The dress I'm wearing in this post is no longer available at Zara; however I have linked a few floral pieces below.
Floral Dresses I'm Loving:
Below is a sneak peek at some squash and zucchini currently growing in my garden (my tomatoes are looking terrible!) as well as me enjoying the glorious scents of fresh herbs.
Which products were your favorite? Do you garden? I would love to hear in the comments below.