About Seedy Lawyer

Gone to Carolina

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

– Gertrude Jekyll

Most little girls want ponies and dolls.  I wanted a garden. My loving parents made my dream come true.  I still remember the day the beautiful, dark dirt was poured into my new “playground”.  I had desires of growing the biggest veggies Miami had ever seen.  Unfortunately, the South Florida sun baked away my dreams and no matter my efforts, everything died.  A part of me died along with my plants, but my spirit for gardening endured.

After years in Miami, I ended up in North Carolina. My new neighbor welcomed me with fresh-picked lettuce from her  garden.  Although simple, this was one of the kindest gestures I had ever experienced.  And it was best salad I ever had! At that very moment, my gardening spirit was reignited.  Soon, with my neighbor’s help, I had the bountiful garden my soul had yearned for.  In North Carolina, my childhood dream came true:  my own garden!

Oh, some plants still died (and still do). But I learned with each passing seed.  When my very first heirloom tomato was heart-shaped, I knew that I was exactly where I was supposed to be: in the garden.

I took tons of pictures of my garden.  I shared my stories of happiness (and frustration) and harvest with my friends and family.  A close friend suggested that I start a blog so here I am sharing my story with you.

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.”

– Hanna Rion

It is through gardening that I found true happiness. Getting your hands dirty and hard work bring a true sense of accomplishment.  Seeing a seed sprout and grow into a 6-foot corn plant is magical!  The sense of pride felt in sharing your harvest with others is amazing. Decorating your home with your own fresh cut flowers is priceless.

It is said that you can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. Being a lawyer, my courtroom battles somehow just fade away in the garden. At times, I even prefer digging over dating! (And you don’t have to wear make-up!) I jam to my awesome Itunes while playing in the dirt. I dance with my shovel.  My dogs chase the bumble bees and butterflies.  The sun brightens my face while I feel the earth in my hands.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”

– Alfred Austin

With each harvest, I am inspired to create all kinds of dishes (and mess) in the kitchen.  I even came up with some very “creative” canning recipes. I hope to share these”creations” with you.

Seedy Lawyer will highlight my experiences from the garden and my kitchen. I would also like to write about farmers markets, my dogs, live music, and my travels (especially North Carolina and South Florida).

I hope to share with you not only my spirit for gardening, but my spirit for life.  I welcome your comments and experiences so that I may learn from you.

Please join me on my journey through the Garden of Life.