Let me tell you a story about a girl – oh, let's call her Erin.
Erin plants a vegetable garden every spring and as far back as she can remember she's always planted marigolds around the perimeter of her vegetable garden (something her Oma once told her to do and we all know we should listen to our Omas). Well, one day (last Friday) Erin was starting her herb and flower and tomato seeds in the house, getting all ready for her summer garden when she realized that for some reason she did not have any marigold seeds. She went through her seed packets once, twice, a dozen times and nope – not a single marigold seed. She had completely forgotten to save her marigold seeds last autumn.
Erin was sad.
Just a few days later (Monday afternoon to be exact) Erin answered the doorbell to find the postman standing there with a lovely little package just for her and even though Erin is a grown-up and is not supposed to be enthusiastic about such things as gifts, the surprise package made her smile and she was very excited to open it! The package was from her blog swap partner and when she unwrapped it she found the cutest apron with a scalloped edge (I just love the colours Rosina!), an amazing burlap bag that went straight to use housing her latest knitting project, and a small change purse. Such treasures!
But what she opened next was the most wonderful treasure of all, for inside the little change purse was a little brown packet of marigold seeds! Her new friend Rosina had saved some marigold seeds from her garden and sent them to Erin, without even knowing that she needed some!
This summer, Erin's vegetable garden will be even more special with marigolds blooming from the seeds sent to her all the way from British Columbia! Thank you, thank you, sweet Rosina!
(in case you haven't guessed it, the above story is entirely true!)