How Gardening Graces Got Its Name
Over the years, many people have asked, "Are you Grace?" I always smile. One time a man asked if there were two of us (Graces). I think the name Grace would fit me and I would certainly be a 'gardening Grace'. But no, Gardening Graces was not named after me, but it was named after grace. Indeed, of the most noble kind; God's grace.
It was back in the latter part of the 90's, early spring, my favorite season, the one of fresh starts, life and new beginnings. A thrill comes with spring. Living in Michigan with its long winters greatly increases the anticipation for warm, sunny days, blooming trees, hands in the soil and produce from the garden. But that gray, cold, oppressive April day seemed hopeless. Almost everything in my life was falling apart including my marriage and my financial well being. With nothing but lots of bills, no income and very little savings, I knew I was going to have to do something. Starting a business or losing it all became my only options. They always say, "Do what you know best" and gardening fit the bill.