Plant the seeds.
Updated: Sep 3
We live in a former store front in Leslieville, Toronto. I love the city, the streets, the people. But I also love plants and flowers and such.
There's not much in the way of gardens on our street but there is some concrete slabs - some open space on those concrete slabs.
Last year, I went about building a few flower boxes and popped in some store grown flowers. It was amazing to see how many people stopped and looked, often looking surprised to see something that wasn't there before. We love new. We love things that come out of no where.
This year, my wife and I stepped up our game. We built a larger box, filled it with 6 bags of dirt, and have been growing herbs from seeds. Even more people have stopped to look.
I think it's because it is not only new, but it's something that takes time and dedication. You've got to water every day, but not too much. You've got to start the new thing but keep it alive. Many are willing to stop and look, but few are willing to plant their own.
Are you the viewer or the planter?