Yes, right here in my row home in the heart of Philadelphia, I have the sweetest backyard garden. Not too big, not too small, just green and lush, with flora and fauna changing with every season.
My hardy Boxwoods and Evergreens are making way for the Tulips and budding Japanese Wisteria. The bulbs and bushes are always there, but never dominate. They are nonetheless, an irreplaceable part of mon jardin beau!
juju is my work garden so to speak. It dawned on me that the products I stock for the salon and the way I procure them reminds me a lot of my sweet home garden. Oh, and both gardens smell terrific!
This spring, I’ve ‘planted’ some Locally Made in Philly Products from 2 great companies in my work garden: Stinky Girl Beauty Co. and gracefullyNoted. In common: these small businesses make beautiful home-made goodies. Yes, hand crafted, natural deodorants and hand-cut greeting cards need to live side by side!
Locally made, means I get to know the artists and artisans who make their goods. Meghan H. designs, cuts, and assembles her stationery, prints and other paper products in Olde City. She is as sweet as her designs that spread love and joy.
Carly D., from Stinky Girl discovered that she could make a deodorant that was safe, natural and the clincher……actually works! Yes, it does. period. Oh, and her Sauerkraut rocks too! West Philly, be proud of this little gem of a company.
Come see my work garden, and pick some locally made ‘flowers.’ There’s so many good reasons to support our local artists, businesses and garden!