One of my coworkers emailed me earlier this week to give me a heads-up about a story we would be running in the paper soon. She thought I would like it.
According to this story, cocktail gardens are a new hot trending gardening.
I was instantly obsessed with this idea. She knows me well.
I love gardening, I love edible gardens and I love cocktails. So what’s not to, well, love?
Ahem. Sorry. I’m getting carried away.
Still, I think a cocktail garden would be fabulous. And, of course, anything you would plant for cocktails could have many other uses.
Some ideas come to mind right away:
- Strawberries (any berries, really)
There’s even a cocktail starter kit from Territorial Seed Company in Oregon. They are sold out, which maybe gives weight to the contention that cocktail gardens are a new trend. The kit comes with Amy Stewart’s book, “The Drunken Botanist,” which I put on hold at the library as soon as I heard it existed.
Then I went hunting for more ideas about cocktails gardens and found Stewart’s cocktail garden Pinterest board and a detailed post, with lots of drool-worth photos, about Stewart’s own cocktail garden.
If you need me, I’ll be geeking out over the fascinating intersection of botany and alcohol.