Spring into your Garden – Get Growing!

♥ Go Green & Get Growing ♥
We are announcing and sprouting off our Start your own Herb Garden Campaign with a CONTEST! Everyone can do this – either virtually or in “real-time.”  Tomorrow I (and Milly) will give you a great idea on how to get going with a physical Herb Garden indoors – no big space requirements here!  Kitchen cooks take note,  a great way to start organic is with your own herbs easy peasy!

For the contest… how much more exciting can it get than to watch the seed grow (ha ha ha) – but wait, there really is more….

WATCH the herb grown in its pot as a sign of springtime.
Milly is the official watcher for us.  First important event is for the seed to pop out of the soil. Next important time and event is when it is big enough and warm enough to go into the ground.  That will call for  a celebration, a party with home-grown organics! Now, here is the party part  for you the viewer. Watch for Blog postings about Milly and her Herb growing/watching/waiting …For every 5th viewer  comment on one of those new post, or the 5th DM from Twitter (@BotanicalB_B) with #MillyHerb,  you will get a package of your own Herb Seeds from the Botanical Beauties and Beasties. For the viewer who guesses WHAT KIND of Herb it is, and when it will be ready to go into the great outdoors – 2 free greeting cards from the Botanical Beauty and Beasties Collection.  Contest starts today and ends – well, now that would be too big a clue!  Stay tuned!

Imagination Week and so long to Twinkles.

Imagination Week. This should be fun!

Twinkles-Spring Thaw
Got to go - Melting! See you next winter.

What are those fuzzy lines between imagination, memory, and dreams?  Is that the core of imagination?  Hard to say… any ideas? Comment to The Botanicals and let us know your thoughts. We think imagination is all that plus freedom of your “inner self” to let “it” out . What’s”It” ? “It” is whatever form suits you – drawing, music, words, dance, acting, cooking, singing, etc. it’s all good.

The first order of business this week is that Twinkle, Goddess of the Shimmering Snow, wants to say Goodbye until next year. It is getting way to warm for her and she is  heading  North to stay cool and not melt away.   As you may remember, she comes in with the winter winds but that means she must leave when the spring temps arrive.  She left many charts and reports on the “dirty snow” from pollutions. She is worried.  Her message as she heads out-of-town:
1) Please, conserve your “ things needs” – you may just want instead of need it . It all ups to used fuel/energy to make the items, deliver to items, and then to possibly trash the items. 2) Please, conserve on your gas and get some exercise. Don’t drive if you can walk or bike ride!
3) Please pay attention and – Recycle your stuff… Reuse what you can…. Reduce your carbon footprint.

Spring time in Boston means Baseball. Baseball means Red Sox.

Opening-Day!
Red Sox: Opening Day

Bummer-we lost: Texas Rangers 9 – Boston Red Sox 5

The Botanical Beauties & Beasties usually take the weekend off. They need their beauty rest. BUT, since it was Opening Day yesterday… Ollie just couldn’t resist! Boston is a Red Sox Crazy town and that is where Ollie’s heart is.

There may be some tweeting! @botanicalbb

REUSE your energy     REDUCE your waste   RECYCLE your stuff

A "pick me up" as we wait for sun and warm temps.

The Twins: Vaboom and MaggieVaboom and Maggie (the Twins) are going down to Jollie’s Medicinal, Beauty/Spa Herbals. The shop is down in the meadow in the town of Meadowville.  Today it will be the perfect excursion for a late winter  “pick me up.”  Jollie’s shop is delightful: warm smells of summer herbs, masses of natural light, solar-powered, fabulous tea/coffee, and a marvelous decor coordinated in calming colors.  Once you are there you feel like you are on vacation. Everyone just wants to curl up on the overstuffed chairs, breath deep and relax. How Perfect!  Maybe, while they are there, a mani and pedi!