Way back when I was young and growing my first gardens, I found T & T Seeds in the adds in one of the farm papers. They sold pea seeds in large quantities at half the cost of anywhere else. In those days, cost was everything. I was hooked.
I have always kept up an association with them, though in this yard, there was always a strong focus towards the shade plants. Hostas,
and ligularias and all sorts of lovely plants that thrive in sheltered, dense shade.
Now, with the farm ready for next year, I will think of sunflowers
and Four O'clocks
I shall think of plums
and red and golden raspberries
(all but the first photo are from the T & T Seeds catalogue)
This time, I got too look at it and know that come spring, I will be planting for the sun. I can take that wee fact out and think of it, any time I feel the dark long winter setting itself just a little too firmly in my soul.