The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter
January 2, 2020
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Do it Your Way
by Kimberly Bokor

We all have our preferred way of doing something. I may be guilty of reloading the dishwasher so that all of the plates are facing the 'right' way. Is that necessary? Absolutely not. Is it a waste of my time? Most definitely. Am I still going to do it? If I'm being honest, yes.

There are plenty of situations where it's obvious that there is a right or wrong way of doing things, but there are also many instances where you can achieve the same result through myriad different ways. I was reminded of this last week while I was watching our daughters put together puzzles. Our oldest, Abby, systematically put the edges of her puzzle together first and had the rest of her pieces color-coded and stacked neatly waiting their turn. At the same time, Maddy contentedly worked on her puzzle nearby. Her pieces were scattered randomly across the table and she appeared to be putting the puzzle together from the inside out. My brain struggled to figure out her logic in approaching the puzzle in such a disorganized manner. It didn't matter though. Both girls finished their respective puzzles within minutes of each other and both were proud of themselves for their accomplishments. The end goal was achieved even though the task was approached in very different ways.
I often find this situation true when it comes to gardening. Many of us have garden goals: a beautiful landscaping around our homes, a fruit forest in the backyard or a pollinator garden that attracts bees and butterflies. It's the various ways we go about achieving these goals that make us unique. Some would like to knock an entire project out at once, another may like to slowly add plants over time, adapting as they go. There is no right or wrong way to do it. As long as you continue growing and learning along the way, sooner or later you will achieve your goals and possibly so much more.

The next time you're feeling uncertain about your approach to gardening, remember there's not always a right or wrong way, but there is your way and that's what makes your garden special.

Happy New Year,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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With a new year in front of us, I'll bet you are making some resolutions. Maybe you want to eat better, be healthier and get into shape. Or, maybe you want to spend more time with family and less time staring at a screen. I know I want to find more time to relax and to reduce the stress in my life. Well, we've got good news for you. You don't need to sign up for a gym or do anything crazy to make these resolutions happen. You can find all of them in the garden.

Get in Shape - There is nothing like digging holes or transporting and turning soil to get you into shape. It builds muscle and if you really get to digging, you can turn it into an aerobic activity.

Eat Healthier - You've transported and turned the soil, now plant some fresh veggies and herbs in those new planting beds. Fresh spinach and lettuce, tomatoes and peppers, greens and broccoli, whatever suits your taste, plant it. Change your eating habits with fresh, healthy food right from your backyard.

Less Screen Time and More Family Time - If you or the kids need to put the devices down and do something together, there is no better place than the garden. Plant a veggie garden together and you can share the fruits of your labors. And then, plant a butterfly garden together. Once it is planted, sit together and instead of watching the latest streaming show, watch the flying miracles of nature dance among your flowers. 

Nurture your Spirit and Destress - Fresh soil on your fingers is an amazing way to unwind and allow the stress of the day just wash away into the ground. I know for me there is something about the blooms in the garden, fruit on my trees and even something as simple as seedlings emerging that reminds me of how little some of the problems we carry around are. Let them melt away in the garden.

Whatever you do, resolve to have a great 2020. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Kerby's Nursery

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