I'm sure many fellow northwesterners will agree that this summer left much to be desired in the way of long, warm, sunshine filled days. In fact, our transition into the Fall season has long been underway greeting us with cool, foggy-groggy mornings slowly lifting in the early evening after the sun had already begun it's ever earlier descent below the cedar tree tops. Don't get me wrong - fall is my favorite time of year but I'll admit that our sucker-punch summer has left me like a stood up prom date freshly primped and propped nervously on the stairway banister. Dramatic much?
Anyways, as we begrudgingly drag our feet into another sleepy season I'm already looking at ways to combat the winter blahs. What better way to brighten your day than perusing through your favorite seed catalog? I was recently introduced by a client to the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company (hi Bart!). What a feast for the eyes. They're catalog is B-E-A-utiful! From the high-gloss, original artwork cover to the cheery class portraits of posing pumpkins and squash on page 60 of the 2010 catalog. And don't forget to pay attention to the creative nomenclature given to these ravishing rare-seeds; "Malakhitovaya Shkatulka" (pro.?) Green Tomatoes, "Strawberry" Popcorn & don't forget "Greasy Grits" Green Beans. Who comes up with these names anway?
Visit their website to request a 2011 catalog which will be shipping in December! Just in time before the blahs settle in.