30 Days of Gratitude

Posted by Janelle Carriere on

This Month We're Showing Gratitude for our Mother Earth 

Follow Our Fun ‘Exploring the Garden' Learning Guide - Provided by LEGS

Explore with these Daily Inspirations from our Garden Stewards. Pick up a new book to read, some seeds from our local seed library at The Healing Muse and maybe even try a new recipe from the garden. Here are 30 ways to begin!

[you can receive seeds by mail, just send us a SASE - self stamped and self addressed envelope]



November 1 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Purple Cornflower - Echinacea purpurea, Tall, Purple North American Native, Pollinator

Feel Good Book to Read: Everything Elderberry: How to Forage, Cultivate, and Cook With This Amazing Natural Remedy by: Susannah Shmurak 


Garden Recipe to Try: Elderflower Syrup 

Quote to Enjoy: “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ” A. A. Milne


November 2 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca , Tall, Soft Pink North American Native, Pollinator


Feel Good Book to Read: Grow your own spices: harvest homegrown ginger, turmeric, saffron, wasabi, vanilla, cardamom, and other incredible spices - no matter where you live By: Tasha Greer


Garden Recipe to Try: Zucchini Lemon Cake

Quote to enjoy: “Garden as though you will live forever. ” Thomas Moore


November 3 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: African Marigold - Tagetes Erecta, Large, Yellow Flower


Feel Good Book to Read: Medicinal Herbs of Eastern Canada: a pictorial manual  By: Brenda Jones


Garden Recipe to Try: Cherry Tomato sauce 

Quote to Enjoy: “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”  Luther Burbank


November 4 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Basil - Bacilicum Genovese, Herb


Feel Good Book to Read: The Suburban Micro Farm: modern solutions for busy people. By: Amy Stross


Garden Recipe to Try: Recipe: Pear Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. ” Dogen


November 5 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Butterfly Milkweed - Asclepia Tuberosa 


Feel Good Book to Read: The Living Soil Handbook: the no-till grower’s guide to ecological market gardening


Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Tarts

Quote to Enjoy: “Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.” Georges Bernanos


November 6 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Calendula - Calendula Officinalis 


Feel Good Book to Read: The Book of the Earthworm. By: Sally Coulthard


Garden Recipe to Try: Zucchini Lasagna

Quote to Enjoy: “I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. ” Robert Bridges


November 7 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Blanket Flower (Native) - Gaillarda


Feel Good Book to Read: Herbal Houseplants: grow beautiful herbs - indoors!  By: Susan Betz


Garden Recipe to Try: Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Quote to Enjoy: “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ” D. H. Lawrence


November 8 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Brown-Eyed Susan, Rudebeckia Triloba 


Feel Good Book to Read: The Ecological Gardener: how to create beauty and diversity from the soil up. By: Matt Rees-Warren


Garden Recipe to Try: Dark Cherry Mulberry Jam Recipe

Quote to Enjoy: “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. ” Alfred Austin


November 9 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla 


Feel Good Book to Read: The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. By: Lorene Forkner


Garden Recipe to Try: Pickled Garlic Scapes Recipe 

Quote to Enjoy: “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.”Rabindranath Tagore


November 10 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Columbine (Vulgaris), Dark Purple Flower - Aquilegia Vulgaris - https://garden.org/plants/view/136675/European-Columbine-Aquilegia-vulgaris-Clementine-Dark-Purple/

Feel Good Book to Read: Unearthing the Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired. By: Marta McDowell


Garden Recipe to Try: Baked Apple

Quote to Enjoy: “A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.”  Michael Pollan


November 11 - 

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coneflower (Prairie) - Ratibida Columnifera 


Feel Good Book to Read: Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season. By: Cathy Rees


Garden Recipe to Try: Saskatoon Rhubarb Jam

Quote to Enjoy: “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ” Khalil Gibran


November 12 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coreopsis, Yellow Tickseed - Coreopsis


Feel Good Book to Read:  Outstanding American gardens : a celebration : 25 years of the Garden Conservancy By: Brenner, Marion

Garden Recipe to Try: Spicy Peach Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. ” May Sarton


November 13 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Dill - Anethum Graveolens


Feel Good Book to Read: Seasons of an Amish garden : four stories  By: Amy Clipston

Garden Recipe to Try: Low Sugar Red Currant Jelly

Quote to Enjoy: “Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too. ” William Cowper


November 14 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Columbine (Eastern Red) - Aquilegia Canadensis


Feel Good Book to Read: Saladish: a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables By Ilene Rosen 


Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Mincemeat Tarts

Quote to Enjoy: “Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers. ” May Sarton


November 15 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Evening primrose - Oenothera Biennis 


Feel Good Book to Read: Sisterhood of the Enchanted Forest: Sustenance, Wisdom, and Awakening in Finland’s Karelia  By: Naomi Moriyama 


Garden Recipe to Try: Green Tomato Chutney

Quote to Enjoy: “From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about. ” Thomas Moore


November 16 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Field Poppy (annual) - Papaver Rhoeas


Feel Good Book to Read: Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive  By: Philipp Dettmer


Garden Recipe to Try: Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Quote to Enjoy: “Garden as though you will live forever. ” Thomas Moore


November 17 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Hollyhocks - Alcea rosea


Feel Good Book to Read: The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies  By: Thomas S. Verny


Garden Recipe to Try: Herb Butter Cookies

Quote to Enjoy: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ” Marcus Tullius Cicero

By the way, have you taken time to enjoy your garden with your dog this season?
If you have a favourite furry friend at home, make sure to read this wonderful guide
on canine green thumbs - Gardening with Dogs at: Happy DIY Home here 

November 18 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Coriander / Cilantro - Coriandrum Sativum


Feel Good Book to Read: Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress into Strength  By: Samantha Boardman


Garden Recipe to Try: Sour Cherry Jelly

Quote to Enjoy: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake


November 19 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium


Feel Good Book to Read: The One-Straw Revolution: an introduction to natural farming  By: Masanobu Fukuoka


Garden Recipe to Try:  Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Quote to Enjoy: “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. ” George Eliot


November 20 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Lettuce (Green) - Lactuca Sativa


Feel Good Book to Read: The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: a medicine-making guide  By: Thomas Easley


Garden Recipe to Try: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Quote to Enjoy: “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. ” D. Elton Trueblood


November 21 -

Seeds Available to Plant and Discover: Morning Glory - Ipomoea Tricolor


Feel Good Book to Read: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s new world  By: Andrea Wulf


Garden Recipe to Try: Mulberry Preserves

Quote to Enjoy: “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ” Liberty Hyde Bailey



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